Prospective study of catheter replacement and other risk factors for infection of hyperalimentation catheters.

@article{Armstrong1986ProspectiveSO,
  title={Prospective study of catheter replacement and other risk factors for infection of hyperalimentation catheters.},
  author={Claire W. Armstrong and Clovus Glen Mayhall and KennethB. Miller and Heber H. Newsome and Harvey J. Sugerman and Harry P. Dalton and Gerard Hall and C. Gennings},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1986},
  volume={154 5},
  pages={
          808-16
        }
}
To determine risk factors for infection of hyperalimentation catheters, we prospectively studied 169 catheter systems (88 patients) by using a semiquantitative culture technique. Infection occurred in 24 (14%) catheters (16 patients), was inversely proportional to the number of previous catheters inserted by the operator (P less than .02), and was proportional to the interval between admission and catheter insertion (P less than .0005). Catheter replacement over a guidewire was no more likely… CONTINUE READING
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