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Catheter-related bloodstream infections
 

Catheter-related bloodstream infections

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Central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are an important cause of hospital-acquired infection associated with morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequences depend on associated organisms, underlying pre-morbid conditions, timeliness, ...
 
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3 Sep 2017 - General
 
Shunjie Chua Thank you for sharing this article wth us. For long-term inpatients, we often have a hard time finding the focus of infection. Catheter-based infection is a common focus that we might miss out; hence, we should judiciously order the insertion of catheter, specify the date when it should be changed, and have a goal of weaning from its use whenever possible. Observing proper aseptic techniques durin...
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Catheters which are long term should be removed when the pathogen is that of Staph Aureaus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, fungi, or mycobacteria. If infection is not by a pathogen that is required, the catheter preservation can occur. If the removal is required and the risk of complications are high then a guidewire exchange of catheter may be needed. Adjunctive therapy may be needed at times when there is a infection by certain pathogens. Following empric therapy, antibiotics therapy should be tailor...
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