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Am J Infect Control. 2019 Feb;47(2):208-210. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.016. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

Comparison of the epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line- and central line-associated bloodstream infections.

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1
Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
2
Microbiology Laboratory, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.

Abstract

We retrospectively studied the epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line-associated bloodstream infection (PLABSI) in comparison with central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Among 2,208 bacteremia episodes, 106 (4.8%) PLABSI and 229 (10.4%) CLABSI were identified. In PLABSI, gram-negative rods, especially Enterobacteriaceae, were more frequently identified than in CLABSI, and infectious disease consultation was more frequently involved. The 7-day mortality rate was similar between the 2 groups, suggesting similar adverse effects of PLABSI and CLABSI on patient outcomes.

KEYWORDS:

Bacteremia; Causative organism; Central venous catheter; Enterobacteriaceae; Peripheral venous catheter

PMID:
30337129
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.016

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