Use of tunneled femoral catheters to prevent catheter-related infection. A randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Timsit1999UseOT,
  title={Use of tunneled femoral catheters to prevent catheter-related infection. A randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={J. F. Timsit and Fabrice Bruneel and Christine Cheval and Marie-France Mamzer and Ma{\"i}t{\'e} Garrouste-Orgeas and Marcos Wolff and Benolt Misset and Sylvie Chevret and Bernard R{\'e}gnier and Jean Carlet},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={1999},
  volume={130 9},
  pages={729-35}
}
Femoral vein catheterization is frequently performed in critically ill patients because of its simplicity and low rate of associated mechanical complications. However, the rate of infectious complications seems unacceptably high because of fecal contamination (1). Nevertheless, femoral access is often used in patients with severe respiratory impairment or disorders of hemostasis, in whom subclavian or jugular puncture could cause life-threatening complications. Because infection mainly… CONTINUE READING

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