Development of bacteraemia or fungaemia after removal of colonized central venous catheters in patients with negative concomitant blood cultures.

@article{Park2010DevelopmentOB,
  title={Development of bacteraemia or fungaemia after removal of colonized central venous catheters in patients with negative concomitant blood cultures.},
  author={Kyung-Hwa Park and Shin-Hee Kim and Eun Hee Song and E-Y Jang and Esther J. Lee and Y P Chong and S-H Choi and S K Lee and Jun Hee Woo and Young-hwan Kim},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={16 6},
  pages={742-6}
}
There are limited data on the clinical significance of positive central venous catheter (CVC) tip cultures associated with concomitant negative blood cultures performed at the time of CVC removal. A retrospective cohort study of all patients who yielded isolated positive CVC tip cultures was conducted in a tertiary-care hospital with 2200 beds during a 10-year period. All patients with isolated positive CVC tip cultures were observed for the development of subsequent bacteraemia or fungaemia… CONTINUE READING
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