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Article: Evaluation of central venous catheter sepsis by differential quantitative blood culture

TitleEvaluation of central venous catheter sepsis by differential quantitative blood culture
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Issue Date1989
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European Journal Of Clinical Microbiology And Infectious Diseases, 1989, v. 8 n. 2, p. 142-144 How to Cite?
AbstractThe accuracy of differential quantitative blood culture in the diagnosis of central venous catheter sepsis was evaluated in 24 parenterally-fed patients in whom catheter sepsis was suspected. The pour-plate quantitative culture technique was performed immediately before removal of the catheter on blood drawn through the central venous catheter and a peripheral vein. If bacterial colonies in the catheter blood specimen were sevenfold more frequent than identical bacterial colonies in the peripheral blood specimen, the test was considered positive and indicative of catheter sepsis. Catheter-tip culture identified 9 of the 24 patients as positive for catheter sepsis. A positive differential quantitative blood culture result was found for seven of the nine infected catheters. Sensitivity of this test was 77.8%, specificity was 100%, and overall accuracy was 91.7%. It is concluded that differential quantitative blood culture is a reliable method for the exclusion of catheter sepsis.
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dc.contributor.authorFan, STen_US
dc.contributor.authorTeohChan, CHen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, KFen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-30T06:23:43Z-
dc.date.available2012-10-30T06:23:43Z-
dc.date.issued1989en_US
dc.identifier.citationEuropean Journal Of Clinical Microbiology And Infectious Diseases, 1989, v. 8 n. 2, p. 142-144en_US
dc.identifier.issn0722-2211en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172609-
dc.description.abstractThe accuracy of differential quantitative blood culture in the diagnosis of central venous catheter sepsis was evaluated in 24 parenterally-fed patients in whom catheter sepsis was suspected. The pour-plate quantitative culture technique was performed immediately before removal of the catheter on blood drawn through the central venous catheter and a peripheral vein. If bacterial colonies in the catheter blood specimen were sevenfold more frequent than identical bacterial colonies in the peripheral blood specimen, the test was considered positive and indicative of catheter sepsis. Catheter-tip culture identified 9 of the 24 patients as positive for catheter sepsis. A positive differential quantitative blood culture result was found for seven of the nine infected catheters. Sensitivity of this test was 77.8%, specificity was 100%, and overall accuracy was 91.7%. It is concluded that differential quantitative blood culture is a reliable method for the exclusion of catheter sepsis.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.subject.meshBacterial Infections - Diagnosis - Etiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshBacteriological Techniquesen_US
dc.subject.meshBlood - Microbiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshCatheterization, Central Venous - Adverse Effectsen_US
dc.subject.meshCross Infection - Diagnosisen_US
dc.subject.meshDiagnosis, Differentialen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of central venous catheter sepsis by differential quantitative blood cultureen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailFan, ST: stfan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityFan, ST=rp00355en_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/BF01963898-
dc.identifier.pmid2498096-
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dc.identifier.volume8en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage142en_US
dc.identifier.epage144en_US
dc.identifier.isiWOS:A1989T501600007-
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridFan, ST=7402678224en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTeohChan, CH=6603360891en_US
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLau, KF=7401560107en_US

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