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Prevention of Catheter-Related Bacteremia with a Daily Ethanol Lock in Patients with Tunnelled Catheters: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

By Lennert Slobbe, Jeanette K. Doorduijn, Pieternella J. Lugtenburg, Abdelilah el Barzouhi, Eric Boersma, Willem B. van Leeuwen and Bart J. A. Rijnders
Topics: Research Article
Publisher: Public Library of Science
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2877107
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