Unnecessary Removal of Central Venous Catheters in Cancer Patients with Bloodstream Infections.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Jan 14;:1-4
Authors: Chaftari AM, Hachem R, Raad S, Jiang Y, Natividad E, Chaftari P, Raad I
We evaluated the rate of central venous catheter (CVC) removal in 283 cancer patients with bloodstream infections (BSIs). Removal of CVCs occurred unnecessarily in 57% of patients with non-central-line-associated BSI (non-CLABSI), which was equivalent to the rate of CVC removal in patients with CLABSIs. Physician education and safe interventions to salvage the vascular access are warranted. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-4.
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