Predictive factors for the development of central line-associated bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacteria in intensive care unit patients after surgery.

@article{Sreeramoju2008PredictiveFF,
  title={Predictive factors for the development of central line-associated bloodstream infection due to gram-negative bacteria in intensive care unit patients after surgery.},
  author={Pranavi Sreeramoju and Jocelyn Tolentino and Sylvia Garcia-Houchins and Stephen G. Weber},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={51-6}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the relative proportions of central line-associated bloodstream infection (BSI) due to gram-negative bacteria and due to gram-positive bacteria among patients who had undergone surgery and patients who had not. The study also evaluated clinical predictive factors and unadjusted outcomes associated with central line-associated BSI caused by gram-negative bacteria in the postoperative period. DESIGN Observational, case-control study based on a retrospective review of… CONTINUE READING