TITLE

When should the `infected' subcutaneous infusion reservoir be removed?

AUTHOR(S)
Barnes, James R.; Lucas, Nicole
PUB. DATE
March 1996
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Mar1996, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p203
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reviews the cases of 63 patients with infected subcutaneous central venous infusion reservoirs over a five-year period. Staphylococcus as the most commonly isolated microorganism; Correlation between physical exam and catheter infection; Removal and subsequent restoration of long-term intravenous access.
ACCESSION #
9603112655

 

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