Contact: Nancy Cawley Jean
Caption: A new study led by Leonard Mermel, D.O., Sc.M., director of epidemiology and infection control at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence, RI, has found that more than one in 10 catheter-related bloodstream infections due to S. aureus in hospitalized adults are caused by infected peripheral venous catheters.
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