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Niccolò Buetti, Elia Lo Priore, Andrew Atkinson, Andreas Kronenberg, Jonas Marschall
OBJECTIVES: We determined the frequency of subsequent bloodstream infection >2 days after removal of a catheter with positive tip cultures. METHODS: We conducted a nationwide, observational study on intravascular catheter (IVC) tip cultures in Switzerland from 2008 to 2015 using data from the Swiss Antibiotic Resistance Surveillance System (ANRESIS). An IVC tip culture was included in the analysis if ≥1 microorganism could be cultivated from it. We excluded all data from patients with concurrent bacteremia with the same microorganism identified 7 days before to 2 days after IVC removal...
September 26, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Li Zhang, C M Rickard
intravascular catheter related bloodstream infection (IVC-BSI) is a leading cause of nosocomial infections and associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Early detection and adequate treatment of causative pathogens is critical for a favourable outcome. However, it takes significant time to receive microbiological results due to the current reference diagnostic method's reliance on microbial growth. Areas covered: This review discusses culture and non-culture based techniques for the diagnosis of non IVC-BSI and IVC-BSI, including molecular methods and biomarkers...
February 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
Anna Maria Planes, Raquel Calleja, Albert Bernet, Magda Campins-Martí, Benito Almirante, Tomàs Pumarola, Núria Fernández-Hidalgo
INTRODUCTION: A retrospective study was conducted to investigate the usefulness of systematic quantitative blood culture (QBC) in the diagnosis of catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) during two 1-year periods (2002 and 2012). METHODS: The study included all QBC requests sent to the microbiology laboratory for suspected CRBSI in adults (≥18 years) with any type of intravascular catheter (IVC). Based on a ratio of ≥4:1CFU/mL of the same microorganism between IVC blood culture from any lumen and peripheral blood culture, 5 diagnostic groups were defined: confirmed or probable CRBSI, primary BSI, other focus of infection, and colonization...
October 2016: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
Li Zhang, John Gowardman, Claire M Rickard
Intravascular catheters (IVCs) are the most frequently used medical devices in hospitals. However, they are associated with life-threatening IVC-related bloodstream infection (IVC-BSI), which is one of the main hospital-acquired infections, and continue to be associated with morbidity, mortality and additional medical cost. Most published studies focus on measuring the rate of IVC-BSIs and addressing their importance, but only a few studies have mentioned the possible routes for microbes entering the bloodstream, which would help in developing effective prevention methods, and large trial studies are lacking...
July 2011: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
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