Predictive value of surveillance skin and hub cultures in central venous catheters sepsis.

@article{Fan1988PredictiveVO,
  title={Predictive value of surveillance skin and hub cultures in central venous catheters sepsis.},
  author={Sheung Tat Fan and C. H. Teoh-chan and Kit F. Lau and Kin Wah Chu and Anne S. K. Kwan and Kevin S. K. Wong},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={1988},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={191-8}
}
In a prospective study of septic complications of central venous catheters used for total parenteral nutrition, daily surveillance catheter hub cultures and twice weekly skin cultures at the catheter entry site were evaluated for their predictive value for catheter sepsis, i.e. bacteraemia with an identical species as that recovered from the catheter tip… CONTINUE READING