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“Central lines, which are essential for treating cancer, are associated with at least 400 000 episodes of bloodstream infection in patients with cancer every year in the United States.” Raad and Chaftari (2014).

Reference:

Raad, I. and Chaftari, A.M. (2014) Advances in prevention and management of central line-associated bloodstream infections in patients with cancer. Clinical Infectious Diseases. November 15;59 Suppl 5, p.S340-3.

Abstract:

Central lines, which are essential for treating cancer, are associated with at least 400 000 episodes of bloodstream infection in patients with cancer every year in the United States. Effective novel interventions for preventing and managing these infections include antimicrobial-coated catheters and antimicrobial lock solutions.

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