Microbiologic risk of invasive hemodynamic monitoring in patients undergoing open-heart operations.

@article{Damen1985MicrobiologicRO,
  title={Microbiologic risk of invasive hemodynamic monitoring in patients undergoing open-heart operations.},
  author={J. Mirjam A. Damen and J. C. Barendrecht Verhoef and David T Bolton and Neil Middleton and Ingeborg van van der Tweel and Karel de Jonge and J. E. A. T. Wever and M Nijsen-Karelse},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1985},
  volume={13 7},
  pages={548-55}
}
The microbiologic risk of invasive hemodynamic monitoring was studied prospectively in 574 patients undergoing open-heart surgery under cover of cephalothin prophylaxis. Of a total of 2277 catheters inserted in these patients, 1.5% yielded positive cultures. The rate of positive cultures was not significantly different between percutaneous and surgically placed catheters (1.7% vs. 0.8%, respectively). Specifically, the incidence of positive catheter tips for intravenous, central venous… CONTINUE READING
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