Infectious complications associated with the use of central venous catheters in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.
Am J Infect Control. 2013 Jul;41(7):642-4
Authors: Martinho GH, Romanelli RM, Teixeira GM, Macedo AV, Chaia JM, Nobre V
In this prospective, observational study, we sought to investigate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of central venous catheter-associated infection in 56 patients admitted for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In multivariate analysis, we found a 7-fold higher risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection with central venous catheter insertion in the internal jugular vein as compared with the subclavian access. Patients with central line-associated bloodstream infection had a higher incidence of acute renal failure.
PMID: 23375574 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]