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Risk Score of Shorr et al for Predicting Candidemia on Presentation to the Hospital

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Infectious Diseases

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Shorr et al developed a simple risk score for identifying candidemia in a patient being admitted to the hospital. Early recognition of candidemia with initiation of appropriate therapy can improve patient survival. The authors are from Washington Hospital Center (Washington, D.C.), Brigham and Women's Hospital, Washington University (St. Louis), Astellas Pharma US Inc (Deerfield, IL), and CareFusion (Marlborough, MA).

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