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Evaluation of a Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay for Pathogen Detection in Septic Patients under Routine Condition: An Observational Study

  • Frank Bloos,

    Affiliations: Deptartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany, Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Svea Sachse,

    Affiliation: Jena University Hospital, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Jena, Germany

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  • Andreas Kortgen,

    Affiliations: Deptartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany, Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Mathias W. Pletz,

    Affiliation: Divison of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Infectious Diseases, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Marc Lehmann,

    Affiliation: SIRS-Lab GmbH, Jena, Germany

    Current address: Moldiax GmbH, Jena, Germany

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  • Eberhard Straube,

    Affiliation: Jena University Hospital, Institute of Medical Microbiology, Jena, Germany

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  • Niels C. Riedemann,

    Affiliation: Deptartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Konrad Reinhart,

    Affiliations: Deptartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany, Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Michael Bauer mail

    Michael.Bauer@med.uni-jena.de

    Affiliations: Deptartment of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Therapy, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany, Center for Sepsis Control & Care, Jena University Hospital, Jena, Germany

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  • Published: September 27, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046003

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