Infections associated with Hickman catheters in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.

@article{Raviglione1989InfectionsAW,
  title={Infections associated with Hickman catheters in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome.},
  author={MarioC. Raviglione and Ruggero Battan and Ariel Pablos-Mendez and P Aceves-Casillas and M. Preston Mullen and Angelo Taranta},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={86 6 Pt 2},
  pages={
          780-6
        }
}
PURPOSE Hickman catheters are frequently used as convenient long-term venous access in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). These patients seem to be at increased risk for bacterial infections of intravenous devices. The aim of our study was to determine the frequency of Hickman catheter infection in patients with AIDS as compared with that in other patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS We analyzed the records of 69 patients who underwent 71 consecutive Hickman catheter… CONTINUE READING
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