Candidemic complications in patients with intravascular catheters colonized with Candida species: an indication for preemptive antifungal therapy?

@article{Leenders2011CandidemicCI,
  title={Candidemic complications in patients with intravascular catheters colonized with Candida species: an indication for preemptive antifungal therapy?},
  author={Nicole Leenders and Jan Jelrik Oosterheert and Miquel B Ekkelenkamp and Dylan W de Lange and Andy Hoepelman and Edgar J. G. Peters},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={15 7},
  pages={e453-8}
}
BACKGROUND The impact of Candida-colonized catheter tips in patients without candidemia is unclear. METHODS A retrospective study of patients with tip cultures positive for Candida was conducted over an 8-year period, to determine the outcomes in patients with Candida cultured from an intravascular catheter tip in the absence of preceding Candida-positive blood cultures. The primary outcome measure was definite candidemia. Secondary outcomes included possible candidemia and in-hospital… CONTINUE READING

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