Impact of switching from an open to a closed infusion system on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis of time-sequence cohort studies in 4 countries.

@article{Maki2011ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of switching from an open to a closed infusion system on rates of central line-associated bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis of time-sequence cohort studies in 4 countries.},
  author={Dennis George Maki and V{\'i}ctor Daniel Rosenthal and Reinaldo Salom{\~a}o and Fabio Franzetti and Manuel Sigfrido Rangel-Frausto},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={
          50-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND We report a meta-analysis of 4 identical time-series cohort studies of the impact of switching from use of open infusion containers (glass bottle, burette, or semirigid plastic bottle) to closed infusion containers (fully collapsible plastic containers) on central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates and all-cause intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in 15 adult ICUs in Argentina, Brazil, Italy, and Mexico. METHODS All ICUs used open infusion containers for 6-12… CONTINUE READING

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