Clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients with nosocomial catheter-related bloodstream infections.

@article{Blot2005ClinicalAE,
  title={Clinical and economic outcomes in critically ill patients with nosocomial catheter-related bloodstream infections.},
  author={Stijn Blot and Pieter O. Depuydt and Lieven Annemans and Dominique D Benoit and Eric E A Hoste and Jan J De Waele and Johan Decruyenaere and Dirk Vogelaers and Francis Colardyn and Koenraad H D K Vandewoude},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1591-8}
}
BACKGROUND Central venous catheters are universally used during the treatment of critically ill patients. Their use, however, is associated with a substantial infection risk, potentially leading to increased mortality and costs. We evaluate clinical and economic outcomes associated with nosocomial central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (CR-BSI) in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS A retrospective (1992-2002), pairwise-matched (ratio of case patients to control… CONTINUE READING

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