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A simple score to predict early death in adult cancer patients with bloodstream infections.

Authors
  • Velasco, Eduardo1
  • Portugal, Rodrigo D
  • Salluh, Jorge I F
  • 1 Rua General Glicério 486/1002, Laranjeiras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. [email protected] , (Brazil)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of infection
Publication Date
November 2009
Volume
59
Issue
5
Pages
332–336
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2009.08.009
PMID: 19706307
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The score model was able to identify adult cancer patients with bloodstream infection at lower risk for early death with an elevated degree of certainty as depicted by a very high negative predictive value. It is essential to prospectively validate the rule in a different group of patients.

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