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Increasing the Yield of Blood Cultures in Neonates

2014-08-27 03:17:37 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of a single blood sample of 1cc in an aerobic bottle will provide a better yield and time to positivity than 2 samples of 0.5 cc in 2 (aerobic and anaerobic) bottles for blood cultures in neonates.

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Diagnostic

Conditions

Bacteremia

Intervention

1cc of blood in a single aerobic culture bottle

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:17:37-0400

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