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Reduction in Central Line–Associated Bloodstream Infections in Patients with Burns

  • David van Duin (a1), Samuel W. Jones (a2) (a3), Lauren Dibiase (a4), Grace Schmits (a3), Anne Lachiewicz (a1), Charles Scott Hultman (a5), William A. Rutala (a1) (a4), David J. Weber (a1) (a4) and Bruce A. Cairns (a2) (a3)...
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Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, 130 Mason Farm Road, Mail Code CB# 7030, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 (david_vanduin@med.unc.edu).

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