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Assessment of the Use of Urine Samples to Detect Colonization With Fluoroquinolone-Susceptible and Fluoroquinolone-Resistant Escherichia coli

  • Ebbing Lautenbach (a1) (a2) (a3) (a4), Andrew Babson (a5), Evelyn Santana (a5), Pam Tolomeo (a3), Nicole Black (a3), Catherine A. Smith (a3) and Joel Maslow (a1)...


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Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 825 Blockley Hall, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6021 (


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