Hydrochloric acid treatment of tunneled central venous catheter infections in children with cancer.


BACKGROUND Long-term tunneled central venous catheters (CVCs) are often the source of catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs), which may be difficult to eradicate and may lead to premature catheter removal. PROCEDURE This prospective controlled study used instillation of 2 M hydrochloric acid (HCl) as an adjuvant to the intravenous antibiotic… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e3181f6933d