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Impact of the Change in Surveillance Definitions on the Rates of Urinary Tract Infection in Intensive Care Units: 1988 versus 2009 Definitions

  • Hye-Ran Choi (a1), Sun-Hee Kwak (a1), Min-Kyoung Han (a1), Min-Jee Hong (a1), Young-Ju Lim (a1), Sun-Kyung Kim (a1), Hyo-Jeong Yoon (a1), Hyang-Mi Mun (a1), Mi-Na Kim (a2), Jae Sim Jeong (a3), Jun Hee Woo (a4) and Sang-Ho Choi (a1) (a4)...


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