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Reply to Maiwald et al and Riccio et al

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Ingi Lee*
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Center for Evidence-Based Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Neil O. Fishman
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Rajender K. Agarwal
Affiliation:
Department of Medicine, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, Illinois
Bruce Y. Lee
Affiliation:
Departments of Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Craig A. Umscheid
Affiliation:
Center for Evidence-Based Practice, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
*
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Division of Infectious Diseases, 3400 Spruce Street, 3rd Floor. Suite E, Silverstein Building, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 (ingi.lee@uphs.upenn.edu)

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