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Survey of Preoperative Infection Prevention for Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Procedures

  • Patil Injean (a1), James A. McKinnell (a2), Peter P. Hsiue (a1), Sitaram Vangala (a1), Loren G. Miller (a2), Peyman Benharash (a3), Ralph G. Brindis (a4) and Aric L. Gregson (a1)...


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Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research Unit, Division of Infectious Disease, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, 1124 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90502 (


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