Time-to-reporting of blood culture positivity for central venous catheter-associated Candida

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Among cancer patients with Candida glabrata (the Candida species with the slowest in-vitro growth) fungemia, time-to-positive blood culture reporting (TTR) was shorter in catheter-associated candidemia…” Stempel et al (2016).

Abstract:

Among cancer patients with Candida glabrata (the Candida species with the slowest in-vitro growth) fungemia, time-to-positive blood culture reporting (TTR) was shorter in catheter-associated candidemia (mean±standard deviation: 67±35 h) than in candidemia from other sources (79±31, P<.01). TTR <48 h was 92% specific for catheter-associated C. glabrata fungemia.

Reference:

Stempel, J.M., Farmakiotis, D., Tarrand, J.J. and Kontoyiannis, D.P. (2016) Time-to-reporting of blood culture positivity and central venous catheter-associated Candida glabrata fungemia in cancer patients. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. April 7th. [Epub ahead of print].

doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2016.04.001.

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