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Surg Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;89(2):463-74, ix. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2008.09.003.

Catheter-related bloodstream infection.

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Surgical Critical Care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA.

Abstract

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) are a common, frequently preventable complication of central venous catheterization. CR-BSIs can be prevented by strict attention to insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters and removing unneeded catheters as soon as possible. Antiseptic- or antibiotic-impregnated catheters are also an effective tool to prevent infections. The diagnosis of CR-BSI is made largely based on culture results. CR-BSIs should always be treated with antibiotics, and except in rare circumstances the infected catheter needs to be removed.

PMID:
19281894
DOI:
10.1016/j.suc.2008.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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