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Blood culture bottle culture of pleural fluid in pleural infection

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Background: Pleural infection is common, and has a >30% major morbidity and mortality - particularly when infection is caused by Gram-negative, Staphylococcus aureus or mixed aerobic pathogens. Standard pleural fluid culture is negative in ∼40% of cases. Culturing pleural fluid in blood culture bottles may increase microbial yield, and is cheap and easy to perform. Objectives: To determine whether inoculating pleural fluid into blood culture bottles increases the culture positivity of pleu...

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10.1136/thx.2010.157842

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Medicine, Experimental Medicine Division,
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Journal:
Thorax
Volume:
66
Issue:
8
Pages:
658-662
Publication date:
2011-08-05
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EISSN:
1468-3296
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:f6cbb4ad-7558-4799-9ffd-85ae1cfa39dd
Source identifiers:
170352
Local pid:
pubs:170352
Language:
English

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