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Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci. 2014 Apr;4(2):162-7. doi: 10.4103/2229-5151.134184.

Catheter-related bloodstream infections.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.
2
Department of Anaesthesia, Institute of Medical Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India.

Abstract

Central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are an important cause of hospital-acquired infection associated with morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequences depend on associated organisms, underlying pre-morbid conditions, timeliness, and appropriateness of the treatment/interventions received. We have summarized risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, and management of CRBSI in this review.

KEYWORDS:

Antibiotic lock therapy; Candida; Central-venous-catheter; Staphylococcus; catheter related bloodstream infections

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