Sepsis associated with central vein catheters in critically ill patients

@article{Collignon1988SepsisAW,
  title={Sepsis associated with central vein catheters in critically ill patients},
  author={Peter Collignon and Neil Soni and Isabelle Pearson and T. Sorrell and Philippe Woods},
  journal={Intensive Care Medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={14},
  pages={227-231}
}
In 440 critically ill patients, the association between different central vein catheter insertion sites, the duration of catheter insertion and catheter-associated sepsis was examined. Of 780 catheter tips studied, 19% were colonized by microorganisms. The incidence of colonization varied with the different insertion sites. The lowest percentage of colonized catheters occurred with catheters inserted via the subclavian vein (15%) and the highest, at the femoral vein insertion site (34%,p<0.01… CONTINUE READING
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