[Catheter infection in intensive care: influence of systematic replacement of central venous catheters on a guide wire every 4 days].

Abstract

OBJECTIVES Determine whether systematic replacement of central venous catheters on a guide wire every 4 days leads to a lower rate of catheter infection. METHODS We conducted a prospective randomized study comparing systematic catheter replacement with the standard procedure where one-way catheters are left in situ as needed. RESULTS The study included… (More)

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