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Catheter-associated bloodstream infection incidence and risk factors in adults with cancer: A prospective cohort study

Mollee, P; Jones, M; Stackelroth, Jenny; van Kuilenburg, R; Joubert, W; Faoagali, J; Looke, D; Harper, J; Clements, Archie

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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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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/74394
Source: Journal of Hospital Infection
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2011.01.018

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