blood cultures guided by clinical sttings : shock, shaking chills, or systemic inflammatory response sd (fever >38ºC, tachycardia, tachypnea, pCO2<32, leucocytosis)
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
JAMA. 2012 Aug 1;308(5):502-11 Meta-Analysis
IN sepsis, bacteremia The Use of
blood cultures guided by clinical sttings : shock, shaking chills, or systemic inflammatory response sd (fever >38ºC, tachycardia, tachypnea, pCO2<32, leucocytosis)
As Diagnostic Tool
Is better Than
liberally ordered blood cultures, specially in patients with isolated fever or leukocytosis
To yield true-positive results and identify a germ