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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 4896791, 10 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/4896791
Research Article

Potential Impact of Rapid Blood Culture Testing for Gram-Positive Bacteremia in Japan with the Verigene Gram-Positive Blood Culture Test

1Department of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, 8-1 Kawada-cho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8666, Japan
2Sakakibara Heart Institute, 1-16-1 Asahimachi, Fuchu, Tokyo 183-0003, Japan
3Department of Infection Control Science, Faculty of Medicine, Juntendo University, 2-1-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8421, Japan
4Miroku Medical Laboratory Inc., 659-2 Innai, Saku, Nagano 384-2201, Japan
5East-West Diagnostics/Theranostics, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA
6Department of Infectious Diseases, Toranomon Hospital, 2-2-2 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8470, Japan

Correspondence should be addressed to Ken Kikuchi; pj.ca.umwt@nek.ihcukik

Received 18 October 2016; Revised 27 November 2016; Accepted 18 December 2016; Published 20 February 2017

Academic Editor: José Ramón Blanco

Copyright © 2017 Ken Kikuchi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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