“We have summarized risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, and management of CRBSI in this review.” Gahlot et al (2014).
Gahlot, R., Nigam, C., Kumar, V., Yadav, G. and Anupurba, S. (2014) Catheter-related bloodstream infections. International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science. 4(2), p.162-7.
Central-venous-catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) are an important cause of hospital-acquired infection associated with morbidity, mortality, and cost. Consequences depend on associated organisms, underlying pre-morbid conditions, timeliness, and appropriateness of the treatment/interventions received. We have summarized risk factors, pathogenesis, etiology, diagnosis, and management of CRBSI in this review.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.