Safety of triple lumen catheters in the critically ill.


The authors performed this prospective study to determine the infection rate of triple lumen catheters (TLC) in their surgical intensive care unit (SICU) patient population. Patients who required a central venous line for the first time while in their SICU were studied. Those with preexisting catheter infections, bacteremias, and TLC reinsertions were… (More)


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