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J Branley, C Wolfson, P Waters, T Gottlieb, R Bradbury
In order to determine the prevalence of Bartonella henselae becteremia in an Australian cat population we examined blood cultures on a group of Sydney cats. Cats referred to the Concord Animal Hospital for euthanasia were selected randomly for blood culture and serum sampling. Blood samples were lysed and centrifuged and then cultured for up to five weeks. Suspicious colonies were identified biochemically as probable B. henselae. Selected isolates were confirmed as B. henselae using the polymerase chain reaction...
August 1996: Pathology
J A Martínez, J M Gatell, J Montoliu, X M Lens, A Cases, J López-Pedret, L Revert
During a 38-month period the bacteremias developing in patients on hemodialysis from three centers of the Barcelona area were evaluated to assess their incidence, characteristics, and response to therapy. In the overall 13376 months of hemodialysis of the study, 75 episodes of bacteremia were detected in 64 patients; this amounts to an incidence of 5.6 episodes per 1000 hemodialysis months. The most common sources of becteremia were intravenous catheters (44%), which were mainly used as temporary vascular access, followed by the definitive vascular access (26%), the genitourinary system (10%), and the lung (6%)...
January 21, 1989: Medicina Clínica
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