Bacterial Colonization and Infection Rate of Continuous Epidural Catheters in Children

@article{KostByerly1998BacterialCA,
  title={Bacterial Colonization and Infection Rate of Continuous Epidural Catheters in Children},
  author={S. Kost-Byerly and J. R. Tobin and R. Greenberg and C. Billett and M. Zahurak and M. Yaster},
  journal={Anesthesia & Analgesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={86},
  pages={712-716.}
}
Continuous epidural infusions are widely used for postoperative analgesia in children.We prospectively studied the incidence of bacterial colonization of caudal and lumbar epidural catheters, as well as the incidence of serious systemic and local infection, in 210 children after short-term epidural analgesia. Using aseptic technique, epidural catheters were inserted into either the lumbar or the caudal epidural space based on the preferences of the anesthesia team and/or clinical indication… Expand
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