Significant reduction in central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections in children on HPN after starting treatment with taurolidine line lock.

@article{Chu2012SignificantRI,
  title={Significant reduction in central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections in children on HPN after starting treatment with taurolidine line lock.},
  author={Hui-Ping Chu and Joanne Brind and Rajeev Tomar and Susan Hill},
  journal={Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={403-7}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to review the incidence and type of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection in children on treatment with home parenteral nutrition (PN) before and after the introduction of taurolidine. Taurolidine is a catheter lock solution that prevents biofilm formation and has broad-spectrum bactericidal and antifungal action. Its use in pediatric patients on PN has only been reported in case studies. METHODS A total of 19 children were reviewed, with… CONTINUE READING
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