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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1995 Sep;16(9):506-11.

Subclavian hemodialysis catheter infections: a prospective, randomized trial of an attachable silver-impregnated cuff for prevention of catheter-related infections.

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Section of Nephrology, Gundersen Clinic, Ltd, La Crosse, WI 54601, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To determine if an attachable silver-impregnated cuff is effective in reducing subclavian hemodialysis catheter-related infections.

DESIGN:

Prospective, randomized, nonblinded study.

SETTING:

Community teaching hospital.

PATIENTS:

One hundred one acute and chronic renal failure patients requiring subclavian venipuncture and catheterization. After randomization, 47 patients underwent subclavian catheterization with a silver-impregnated cuff (Ag-CC), and 54 patients had routine catheter (RC) placements.

MEASUREMENTS:

Multiple presumed predictor variables for catheter-related infections, exit site infection rate, bacteremia rates, and semiquantitative cultures of all catheters.

PMID:
8537627
DOI:
10.1086/647169
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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