Approach to Positive Blood Cultures in the Hospitalized Patient: A Review.
Mo Med. 2019 Jul-Aug;116(4):313-317
Authors: Chela HK, Vasudevan A, Rojas-Moreno C, Naqvi SH
The use of blood cultures as a diagnostic tool has increased over the years along with improvements in techniques and results. The diagnostic dilemma arises when blood cultures are positive and there is possibility of contamination. Hence obtaining blood cultures in the appropriate setting and the interpretation of blood cultures by the hospitalist is imperative to the management of the hospitalized patient.
PMID: 31527981 [PubMed - in process]