TITLE

Topical Mupirocin and Catheter-Related Bacteremia

AUTHOR(S)
Hartle II, J. Edward; Norfolk, Evan; Schwartzman, Michael; Yahya, Taher
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;6/1/2004, Vol. 38 Issue 11, p1641
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the use of an investigational catheter lock solution (CLS) for the prevention of tunneled hemodialysis catheter-related bacteremia. Results show a rate of tunneled hemodialysis catheter-related bacteremia after the use of CLS of 0.6 cases/1000 patient-days. This was compared with a rate of 5.6 cases/1000 patient-days found in the control population using a standard heparin lock. Other studies have reported a tunneled hemodialysis catheter-associated bacteremia rate of 0.2-0.5 cases/1000 patient-days.
ACCESSION #
13239308

 

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