Central venous catheter exit-site and tunnel infection treatment options

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Catheter-related bloodstream infections, exit-site infections, and tunnel infections are common complications related to hemodialysis central venous catheter use” Miller et al (2016).

Abstract:

Catheter-related bloodstream infections, exit-site infections, and tunnel infections are common complications related to hemodialysis central venous catheter use. The various definitions of catheter-related infections are reviewed, and various preventive strategies are discussed. Treatment options, for both empiric and definitive infections, including antibiotic locks and systemic antibiotics, are reviewed.

Reference:

Miller, L.M., Clark, E., Dipchand, C., Hiremath, S., Kappel, J., Kiaii, M., Lok, C., Luscombe, R., Moist, L., Oliver, M. and MacRae, J. (2016) Hemodialysis Tunneled Catheter-Related Infections. Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease. September 27th. eCollection 2016.

doi: 10.1177/2054358116669129.

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