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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
John C O'Horo, Dennis G Maki, Anna E Krupp, Nasia Safdar
OBJECTIVE: Catheter-related bloodstream infections are associated with significant costs and adverse consequences. Arterial catheters are commonly used in the critical care setting and are among the most heavily manipulated vascular access devices. We sought to evaluate the prevalence of arterial catheter-related bloodstream infection. DATA SOURCES: PubMed, CinAHL, EMBASE, and Web of Science. STUDY SELECTION: Included studies reported prevalence rate of catheter-related bloodstream infection for arterial catheters used for critical illness or postoperative monitoring...
June 2014: Critical Care Medicine
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