A state of the art review on optimal practices to prevent, recognize, and manage complications associated with intravascular devices in the critically ill

Jean François Timsit, Mark Rupp, Emilio Bouza, Vineet Chopra, Tarja Kärpänen, Kevin Laupland, Thiago Lisboa, Leonard Mermel, Olivier Mimoz, Jean Jacques Parienti, Garyphalia Poulakou, Bertrand Souweine, Walter Zingg

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Abstract

Intravascular catheters are inserted into almost all critically ill patients. This review provides up-to-date insight into available knowledge on epidemiology and diagnosis of complications of central vein and arterial catheters in ICU. It discusses the optimal therapy of catheter-related infections and thrombosis. Prevention of complications is a multidisciplinary task that combines both improvement of the process of care and introduction of new technologies. We emphasize the main component of the prevention strategies that should be used in critical care and propose areas of future investigation in this field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)742-759
Number of pages18
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
Volume44
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018

Keywords

  • Critically ill
  • Intravascular catheter
  • Pulmonary emboli
  • Sepsis
  • Thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Timsit, J. F., Rupp, M., Bouza, E., Chopra, V., Kärpänen, T., Laupland, K., Lisboa, T., Mermel, L., Mimoz, O., Parienti, J. J., Poulakou, G., Souweine, B., & Zingg, W. (2018). A state of the art review on optimal practices to prevent, recognize, and manage complications associated with intravascular devices in the critically ill. Intensive Care Medicine, 44(6), 742-759. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00134-018-5212-y