A conservative procedure for the diagnosis of catheter-related infections.

  title={A conservative procedure for the diagnosis of catheter-related infections.},
  author={Emilia Cercenado and Javier Ena and Marta Rodr{\'i}guez-Cr{\'e}ixems and Ivonne Romero and Emilio Bouza},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={150 7},
A prospective study was done in 139 intravascular catheters (IVCs) that had been removed for different reasons. The purpose of the study was to compare laboratory procedures for the diagnosis of catheter-related infections and also to attempt to clarify the present controversy regarding the portal of entry of such infections. The IVCs were removed by one of us and multiple samples were studied according to a standard procedure. Semi-quantitative cultures were performed of the tips, the interior… CONTINUE READING

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