Mollee, P; Jones, M; Stackelroth, Jenny; van Kuilenburg, R; Joubert, W; Faoagali, J; Looke, D; Harper, J; Clements, Archie
Central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CABSIs) cause considerable morbidity in patients with cancer. We determined the incidence and risk factors for CABSI by performing a prospective observational cohort study of all adult patients requiring a central venous access device (CVAD) in a haematology-oncology unit. All CVADs were inserted under ultrasound guidance by trained operators in a dedicated interventional radiology facility. A total of 1127 CVADs were assessed in 727...[Show more]
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