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Clostidium difficile

Makhawadee Pongruangporn, M Cristina Ajenjo, Anthony J Russo, Kathleen M McMullen, Catherine Robinson, Robert C Williams, David K Warren
OBJECTIVE: To determine the patient- and device-specific risk factors for hospital-acquired peripherally inserted central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections (PICC BSIs) in adult patients. DESIGN: Nested case-control study. SETTING: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, a 1,252-bed tertiary care teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Adult patients with PICCs placed from January 1, 2006, through July 31, 2008. METHODS: PICC BSI cases were identified using the National Healthcare Safety Network definition...
February 2013: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
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