Catheter salvage in home infusion patients with central line-associated bloodstream infection.
Am J Infect Control. 2014 Dec;42(12):1331-3
Authors: Caroff DA, Norris AH, Keller S, Vinnard C, Zeitler KE, Lukaszewicz J, Zborowski KA, Linkin DR, CDC Prevention Epicenters Program
In a retrospective study of home infusion patients with central line-associated bloodstream infection, use of a central venous port, cancer diagnosis, and absence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome were associated with use of catheter salvage. Relapse of infection was uncommon.
PMID: 25465266 [PubMed - in process]