The risk of bloodstream infection associated with peripherally inserted central catheters compared with central venous catheters in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Chopra2013TheRO,
  title={The risk of bloodstream infection associated with peripherally inserted central catheters compared with central venous catheters in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Vineet Chopra and John C. O'Horo and Mary A M Rogers and Dennis George Maki and Nasia Safdar},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={908-18}
}
BACKGROUND Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are associated with central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). The magnitude of this risk relative to central venous catheters (CVCs) is unknown. OBJECTIVE To compare risk of CLABSI between PICCs and CVCs. METHODS MEDLINE, CinAHL, Scopus, EmBASE, and Cochrane CENTRAL were searched. Full-text studies comparing the risk of CLABSI between PICCs and CVCs were included. Studies involving adults 18 years of age or older who… CONTINUE READING
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