Do antibiotics administered at the time of central venous catheter removal interfere with the evaluation of colonization?

@article{Souweine2007DoAA,
  title={Do antibiotics administered at the time of central venous catheter removal interfere with the evaluation of colonization?},
  author={Bertrand Souweine and Anne Elisabeth Heng and Claire Aumeran and Fabrice Thiolli{\`e}re and Nicole Gazuy and Patrice Deteix and O. Y. A. Traor{\'e}},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={34},
  pages={286-291}
}
Catheter colonization is commonly used as an end point in studies on central venous catheter (CVC) infections. This study aimed at comparing the rates of catheter colonization in patients according to the administration of antibiotics at removal. Prospective study over a 5-year period. All patients with a CVC removed without suspicion of CVC infection were included. An adult medical/surgical intensive care unit at a university teaching hospital. A total of 472 patients with CVC inserted for a… CONTINUE READING
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