Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing Gram positive infections associated with long-term central venous catheters in oncology patients.

@article{Wetering2013ProphylacticAF,
  title={Prophylactic antibiotics for preventing Gram positive infections associated with long-term central venous catheters in oncology patients.},
  author={M. van de Wetering and Job B.M. van Woensel and Theresa A Lawrie},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={11},
  pages={
          CD003295
        }
}
  • M. van de Wetering, Job B.M. van Woensel, Theresa A Lawrie
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
  • BACKGROUND This is an updated version of the review which was first published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews in 2006. Long-term central venous catheters (CVCs), including tunnelled CVCs (TCVCs) and totally implanted devices or ports (TIDs), are increasingly used when treating oncology patients. Despite international guidelines on sterile insertion and appropriate CVC maintenance and use, infection remains a common complication. These infections are mainly caused by Gram positive… CONTINUE READING
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