Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection

Matthew R. Goede, Craig M. Coopersmith

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Abstract

Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSIs) are a common, frequently preventable complication of central venous catheterization. CR-BSIs can be prevented by strict attention to insertion and maintenance of central venous catheters and removing unneeded catheters as soon as possible. Antiseptic- or antibiotic-impregnated catheters are also an effective tool to prevent infections. The diagnosis of CR-BSI is made largely based on culture results. CR-BSIs should always be treated with antibiotics, and except in rare circumstances the infected catheter needs to be removed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)463-474
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume89
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bacteremia
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infection
  • Central venous catheter
  • Infection
  • Intensive care unit
  • Morbidity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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