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Catheter
Related Infection

   

  • F Blot, E Schmidt, G
    Nitenberg, et al (Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France; Unversite Paris XI) : 


    Earlier positivity of Central-Venous-Versus Peripheral-Blood Cultures is Highly Predictive of Catheter-Related Sepsis. 



    J Clin Microbiol 36: 105-109, 1998.


       


    Central venous catheter (CVC) related infection usually requires removal of the catheter. A comparison of the material obtained form the catheter tip and cultures of blood drawn simultaneously showed that this may be a reliable method for diagnosis of catheter related sepsis with indwelling catheters.

       

  • RO
    Darouiche, for the Catheter Study Group (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; et al)


    A Comparison of Two Antimicrobial-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters.



    N Engl J Med 340: 1-8, 1999.


          


    A study of 2611 catheters (central venous) showed that impregnation with chlorhexidine and
    silver sulfadiazine reduced the incidence of catheter colonization and catheter associated bloodstream infections.

         


    A direct comparison was made between catheter associated infections using
    minocycline/rifampin or chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine impregnated catheters. A central venous catheter kept for more than 3 days, the catheter colonization rate was 8.3% in the
    minocycline/rifampin group as compared to 22.8% in the
    chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine group. Both impregnated groups were better than non-impregnated catheters.

         

    But to note that the minocycline/rifampin catheters were impregnated both externally and internally as compared to
    chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine catheters, which were coated only externally.

       



 

   

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Surgery
   

 

Catheter Related Infection
   

  • F Blot, E Schmidt, G Nitenberg, et al (Institute Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France; Unversite Paris XI) : 
    Earlier positivity of Central-Venous-Versus Peripheral-Blood Cultures is Highly Predictive of Catheter-Related Sepsis. 
    J Clin Microbiol 36: 105-109, 1998.
       
    Central venous catheter (CVC) related infection usually requires removal of the catheter. A comparison of the material obtained form the catheter tip and cultures of blood drawn simultaneously showed that this may be a reliable method for diagnosis of catheter related sepsis with indwelling catheters.
       

  • RO Darouiche, for the Catheter Study Group (Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; et al)
    A Comparison of Two Antimicrobial-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters.
    N Engl J Med 340: 1-8, 1999.
          
    A study of 2611 catheters (central venous) showed that impregnation with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine reduced the incidence of catheter colonization and catheter associated bloodstream infections.
         
    A direct comparison was made between catheter associated infections using minocycline/rifampin or chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine impregnated catheters. A central venous catheter kept for more than 3 days, the catheter colonization rate was 8.3% in the minocycline/rifampin group as compared to 22.8% in the chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine group. Both impregnated groups were better than non-impregnated catheters.
         
    But to note that the minocycline/rifampin catheters were impregnated both externally and internally as compared to chlorhexidine/silver sulfadiazine catheters, which were coated only externally.
       

 

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