Multilumen central venous catheters increase risk for catheter-related bloodstream infection: prospective surveillance study.


BACKGROUND Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) are a leading cause of nosocomial infections associated with significant mortality and costs. The objective of this study was to determine the rate of CRBSI in two large Swiss hospitals and to identify risk factors for this condition. PATIENTS AND METHODS During 1 year all central venous catheter… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s15010-008-7314-x


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