Removal of percutaneously inserted central venous catheters in neonates is associated with the occurrence of sepsis.

@article{Hoogen2008RemovalOP,
  title={Removal of percutaneously inserted central venous catheters in neonates is associated with the occurrence of sepsis.},
  author={Agnes van den Hoogen and Mieke J Brouwer and Leo J. Gerards and Andr{\'e} Fleer and Tannette G. Krediet},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 9},
  pages={1250-2}
}
BACKGROUND Clinical signs of sepsis are frequently observed after removal of a percutaneously inserted central venous catheter (PCVC) in neonates admitted at our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). To substantiate this finding and to evaluate the effect of antibiotics administered at the time of removal of a PCVC, we conducted a retrospective study among all infants with a PCVC, admitted at our NICU during 2002 and 2005. METHODS Clinical data, infectious complications and use of antibiotics… CONTINUE READING