Rupam Gahlot, Chaitanya Nigam, Vikas Kumar, Ghanshyam Yadav, Shampa Anupurba
Central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are an important cause of hospital-acquired infection associated with morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequences depend on associated organisms, underlying pre-morbid conditions, timeliness, and appropriateness of the treatment/interventions received. We have summarized risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, and management of CRBSI in this review.
April 2014: International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science