Arterial catheter-related infections in children. A 1-year cohort analysis.

  title={Arterial catheter-related infections in children. A 1-year cohort analysis.},
  author={S. Furfaro and Marie Gauthier and Jacques Lacroix and Daniel Nadeau and Lucette Lafleur and Stephanie A Mathews},
  journal={American journal of diseases of children},
  volume={145 9},
To determine the incidence of infection secondary to arterial catheterization in children as well as the risk markers, we prospectively evaluated, during a 1-year period, all arterial catheters installed in children admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit. A total of 340 cannulas were placed in 310 children aged 80 +/- 4 months (mean +/- SEM) for a period of 64 +/- 4 hours. Most catheters were inserted percutaneously (99%) in the radial artery (86.5%). Ninety-two percent (313/340) of the… CONTINUE READING

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