Arterial catheter-related infection of 2,949 catheters

  title={Arterial catheter-related infection of 2,949 catheters},
  author={Leonardo Lorente and Ruth Santacreu and Maria del Mar Badia Mart{\'i}n and Alejandro Mart{\'i}nez Jim{\'e}nez and Mar{\'i}a Luisa Mora},
  journal={Critical Care},
  pages={R83 - R83}
INTRODUCTION Which particular arterial catheter site is associated with a higher risk of infection remains controversial. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines of 1996 and the latest guidelines of 2002 make no recommendation about which site or sites minimize the risk of catheter-related infection. The objective of the present study was to analyze the incidence of catheter-related local infection (CRLI) and catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) of arterial catheters… CONTINUE READING


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