Risk of Infection Using Peripherally Inserted Central and Umbilical Catheters in Preterm Neonates.

@article{Shalabi2015RiskOI,
  title={Risk of Infection Using Peripherally Inserted Central and Umbilical Catheters in Preterm Neonates.},
  author={Mohamed E H Shalabi and Mohamed Adel and Eugene W. Yoon and Khalid A. Aziz and Shoo K. Lee and Prakesh S. Shah},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2015},
  volume={136 6},
  pages={1073-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the rates of catheter-associated bloodstream infection (CABSI) in preterm infants born at <30 weeks' gestation who received a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) versus an umbilical venous catheter (UVC) immediately after birth as their primary venous access. METHODS This retrospective matched cohort study examined data from infants born at <30 weeks' gestation and admitted between January 2010 and December 2013 to neonatal units in the Canadian Neonatal Network… CONTINUE READING

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