Intravenous catheter infections associated with bacteraemia: a 2-year study in a university hospital.

@article{Paragioudaki2004IntravenousCI,
  title={Intravenous catheter infections associated with bacteraemia: a 2-year study in a university hospital.},
  author={M Paragioudaki and Victoria Stamouli and Fevronia Kolonitsiou and Evangelos D. Anastassiou and George Dimitracopoulos and Iris Spiliopoulou},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 5},
  pages={431-5}
}
The aim of this retrospective study was to assess the incidence and aetiology of central and peripheral venous catheter (C/PVC) infections during a 2-year period (1999-2000) and to determine the susceptibility of isolated microorganisms to various antimicrobial agents. Catheter tips were processed using the semiquantitative method and blood cultures were performed with the BacT/Alert automated system. Antibiotic susceptibilities were performed by disk agar diffusion and MICs were determined by… CONTINUE READING

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