Low predictive value of positive transplant perfusion fluid cultures for diagnosing postoperative infections in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation.
AuthorsCotter, Meaghan P
Hickey, David P
AffiliationDepartment of Microbiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. email@example.com
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CitationLow predictive value of positive transplant perfusion fluid cultures for diagnosing postoperative infections in kidney and kidney-pancreas transplantation. 2012, 65 (12):1132-5 J. Clin. Pathol.
JournalJournal of clinical pathology
AbstractInfection following transplantation is a cause of morbidity and mortality. Perfusion fluid (PF) used to preserve organs between recovery and transplantation represents a medium suitable for the growth of microbes. We evaluated the relevance of positive growth from PF sampled before the implantation of kidney or kidney-pancreas (KP) allografts.