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Placing Venous Catheters in the Home: Pilot Data from the Mobile VAD Program

  • Sara C. Keller (a1), Deborah Williams (a2), Nathasha Hamler (a2), Mitra Gavgani (a2), David Hirsch (a2), John Adamovich (a2), Dawn Hohl (a2) and Sara E. Cosgrove (a1)...


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Address correspondence to Sara C. Keller, MD, MPH, MSHP, Division of Infectious Diseases, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1600 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 ( or Sara E. Cosgrove, MD, MS, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1600 N. Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21287 (


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PREVIOUS PRESENTATION. These data were presented in part at the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America Spring 2017 meeting in St Louis, Missouri, on March 29, 2017.



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