Diagnosis of central venous catheter related infection in adult patients

Worthington, Tony and Elliott, Tom S.J. (2005). Diagnosis of central venous catheter related infection in adult patients. Journal of Infection, 51 (4), pp. 267-280.

Abstract

Intravascular catheters are one of the main causes of bacteraemia and septicaemia in hospitalised patients and continue to be associated with a significant morbidity and mortality. Two main types of infections occur, they can be either localised at the catheter insertion site of systemic with a septicaemia. The clinical parameters related to these infections are presented. The laboratory diagnosis of these infections is also extensively reviewed and recommendations are made as to the most appropriate diagnostic method to be used. © 2005 The British Infection Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinf.2005.06.007
Divisions: Life & Health Sciences > Biosciences
Life & Health Sciences
Life & Health Sciences > Pharmacy
Uncontrolled Keywords: blood culture,catheter related infection,central venous catheter,coagulase negative staphylococci,diagnosis,Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology,Microbiology,Parasitology,Virology,Immunology and Allergy,Infectious Diseases
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Published Date: 2005-11
Authors: Worthington, Tony
Elliott, Tom S.J.

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