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Intravascular device-related infections in critically ill patients

Hulliger, S.
Published in Journal of Chemotherapy. 1995, vol. 7 Suppl 3, p. 55-66
Abstract Intravascular device-related infections (IVDRIs) are among the most common nosocomial infections in critically ill patients. Quantitative or semi-quantitative microbiology diagnosis is necessary for their management. Most causative organisms arise from the skin; staphylococci are responsible for two-thirds of the IVDRIs, with Staphylococcus aureus responsible for 5% to 15%. Complications may include septic shock, suppurative thrombophlebitis, and endocarditis. In critically ill patients, intravenous lines are responsible for at least 23% of nosocomial bloodstream infection, which has a mortality of 25% and is associated with a longer stay in intensive care and costs
Keywords Bacterial Infections/ etiology/prevention & control/therapyCatheterization, Central Venous/ adverse effectsCatheterization, Peripheral/ adverse effectsCritical IllnessCross Infection/etiologyHumans
PMID: 8609539
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Research group Staphylocoques dorés résistants à la méthicilline et hygiène hospitalière (330)
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PITTET, Didier, HULLIGER, S., AUCKENTHALER, Raymond. Intravascular device-related infections in critically ill patients. In: Journal of Chemotherapy, 1995, vol. 7 Suppl 3, p. 55-66. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:9426

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