Interference of antibiotic therapy on blood cultures time-to-positivity: Analysis of a 5-year experience in an oncological hospital

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This study performed a retrospective analysis on the relationship between blood culture time-to-positivity (TP) and type of isolated microorganism, antibiotic administration, and immunological status of the patients. We analyzed the data related to 1,218 positive blood cultures. When compared to Gram positive bacteraemia, the percentage of Gram negative growth was higher and the mean TP significantly shorter (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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