Intravascular device-associated systemic infections: a 2 year analysis of cases in a district general hospital.

@article{Waghorn1994IntravascularDS,
  title={Intravascular device-associated systemic infections: a 2 year analysis of cases in a district general hospital.},
  author={David J Waghorn},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1994},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={91-101}
}
The increasing use of intravascular devices (IVDs) throughout medicine has been accompanied by significant morbidity and mortality associated with catheter-related sepsis (CRS). Within the South Buckinghamshire district, 330 episodes of bacteraemia/fungaemia were recorded over the 2 year period 1992-1993. Thirty-nine episodes (12%), occurring in 37 patients, were associated with IVDs and these were divided into three groups according to the type and site of device. Six patients died with CRS… CONTINUE READING