[Intravenous catheters (venflons) in children as a possible cause of hospital infections].

Abstract

The authors made 106 cultures from the endings of intravenous catheters used in children hospitalized in the teaching hospital in the years 1987-88. In 30 cases (28%) the cultures were positive. The most common cultures were those of Staphylococcus and Micrococcus. No correlation was found between the time of keeping a catheter in the vein and the number of positive cultures from the catheter. The children not receiving antibiotics had 2.6 as many positive cultures as those receiving antibiotics.

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@article{Rudkowski1989IntravenousC, title={[Intravenous catheters (venflons) in children as a possible cause of hospital infections].}, author={Zbigniew Rudkowski and Z Szychowska and Kazimierz Krawczyk}, journal={Przegla̧d epidemiologiczny}, year={1989}, volume={43 2}, pages={213-7} }