Bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examination

Dewey Conces, J. C. Lappas, E. M. Cockerill

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Abstract

Forty-five patients undergoing double contrast barium enema examinations were studied to identify the incidence of transient bacteremia associated with the examination. Blood cultures were obtained immediately prior to the examination and at 5, 10, and 20 minutes after the start of the examination. Blood samples were cultured in both aerobic and anaerobic media, and four of these cultures were positive for organisms that are common skin contaminants. No bacteremia was identified from enteric pathogens. The data herein suggest that patients with cardiac valvular disease are not at greater risk of bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)49-50
Number of pages2
JournalRadiology
Volume155
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1985

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Bacteremia
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Conces, D., Lappas, J. C., & Cockerill, E. M. (1985). Bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examination. Radiology, 155(1), 49-50.

Bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examination. / Conces, Dewey; Lappas, J. C.; Cockerill, E. M.

In: Radiology, Vol. 155, No. 1, 1985, p. 49-50.

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Conces, D, Lappas, JC & Cockerill, EM 1985, 'Bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examination', Radiology, vol. 155, no. 1, pp. 49-50.
Conces, Dewey ; Lappas, J. C. ; Cockerill, E. M. / Bacteremia during double-contrast barium enema examination. In: Radiology. 1985 ; Vol. 155, No. 1. pp. 49-50.
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