Vancomycin flush as antibiotic prophylaxis for early catheter-related infections: a cost-effectiveness analysis

@article{Penel2008VancomycinFA,
  title={Vancomycin flush as antibiotic prophylaxis for early catheter-related infections: a cost-effectiveness analysis},
  author={Nicolas Penel and Yazdan Yazdanpanah},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={285-293}
}
Early catheter-related infection (CRI) remains a severe complication in cancer patients. Some recent data suggest that vancomycin flush (VF) administered on the day of catheter insertion could reduce the CRI incidence, but VF could also induce infections by vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus sp. (VRE). So, we had conducted a decision model analysis of the cost and the effectiveness of three preventive strategies: absence of VF, VF in all cases, and VF in high-risk patients. The main outcome was… CONTINUE READING