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“What the Eyes Don't See, the Heart Doesn't Grieve Over”: Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Bloodstream Infections following Cardiac Catheterization

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Kristen V. Dicks
Affiliation:
Internal Medicine Residency Program, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Russell Staheli
Affiliation:
Performance Services, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina
Deverick J. Anderson
Affiliation:
Program for Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke University Prevention Epicenter Program, Durham, North Carolina
Becky A. Miller
Affiliation:
NorthShore University Health System, Evanston, Illinois
W. Schuyler Jones
Affiliation:
Duke Heart Center, Durham, North Carolina
J. Kevin Harrison
Affiliation:
Duke Heart Center, Durham, North Carolina
Daniel J. Sexton
Affiliation:
Program for Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke University Prevention Epicenter Program, Durham, North Carolina
Rebekah W. Moehring
Affiliation:
Program for Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Luke F. Chen
Affiliation:
Program for Infection Prevention and Healthcare Epidemiology, Division of Infectious Diseases, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Duke University Prevention Epicenter Program, Durham, North Carolina
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Abstract

No standard definition exists for surveillance and characterization of the epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) after cardiac catheterization (CC) procedures. We proposed a novel case definition and determined the epidemiology and risk factors of BSIs after CC procedure using this new definition.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2012

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