Treatment of catheter-related bacteraemia with an antibiotic lock protocol: effect of bacterial pathogen.

@article{Poole2004TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of catheter-related bacteraemia with an antibiotic lock protocol: effect of bacterial pathogen.},
  author={Christopher V Poole and Donna Carlton and Lisa Bimbo and Michael A Allon},
  journal={Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={1237-44}
}
BACKGROUND The standard therapy of dialysis catheter-related bacteraemia involves both systemic antibiotics and catheter replacement. We reported recently that instillation of an antibiotic lock (highly concentrated antibiotic solution) into the catheter lumen after dialysis sessions, in conjunction with systemic antibiotics, can successfully treat many episodes of catheter-related bacteraemia without requiring catheter removal. The present study evaluated whether the likelihood of achieving a… CONTINUE READING
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