Risk of infection due to central venous catheters: effect of site of placement and catheter type.


OBJECTIVE To determine the influence of catheter site and type (single- vs triple-lumen) on infection rates associated with central venous catheterization. DESIGN Prospective observational study of all nontunneled central venous catheters over a 28-month period. Data collected included patient characteristics, insertion site, catheter type, and receipt of… (More)