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Routine surveillance for bloodstream infections in a pediatric hematopoietic stem cell transplant cohort: Do patients benefit?

Authors
  • Rigby, Heather
  • Fernandez, Conrad V
  • Langley, Joanne
  • Mailman, Tim
  • Crooks, Bruce
  • Higgins, Ann
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Canadian journal of infectious diseases & medical microbiology = Journal canadien des maladies infectieuses et de la microbiologie médicale / AMMI Canada
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2007
Volume
18
Issue
4
Pages
253–256
Identifiers
PMID: 18923737
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

The present study suggests that BSI surveillance in children following HSCT engraftment has a very low yield and significant cost. It is unclear whether it contributes to improved patient outcomes.

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