TITLE

Central venous catheter-related blood stream infection rate in critical care units in a tertiary care, teaching hospital in Mumbai

AUTHOR(S)
Chopdekar, K.; Chande, C.; Chavan, S.; Veer, P.; Wabale, V.; Vishwakarma, K.; Joshi, A.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology;Apr2011, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p169
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Blood stream infections related to central venous catheterization are one of the major device-associated infections reported. Patients admitted in critical care units requiring central venous catheterization and presenting with signs of septicemia during catheterization period were investigated for catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI). The CRBSI rate was 9.26 per 1000 catheter days in general with highest rate in neonatal intensive care unit (27.02/1000 days). Site of insertion of catheter and duration of catheterization did not show the influence on the CRBSI rate. Coagulase-negative Staphylococci were the predominant cause. Mortality of 33% was observed in patients with CRBSI. Since central venous catheters are increasingly being used in the critical care, regular surveillance for infection associated them are essential.
ACCESSION #
61346955

 

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