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    Omar
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    Dear Experts,
    Kindly, what is the difference between catheter-related blood stream infections (CR-BSI) and blood stream infections (BSI) is it, the first one (CR-BSI)  because of catheter device and the (BSI) , I don’t know from?
    And may I know how to calculate the BSI?
    Many thanks in advance.
    Omar.

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    Brit
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    If you google catheter-related blood stream infections, you will find a lot of information.  CR-BSI refers to infections directly related to the use of catheters.  General BSI refers to all blood stream infections.  You don’t really calculate it – you count the instances.  Most are reported via a rate of either instances/# patients or instances/#patient days.
    Here’s a good guideline from the US CDC.
    http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5110a1.htm

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