Epidemiology of catheter-related bloodstream infections in cancer patients

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We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade” Chaftari et al (2018).

Abstract:

We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade. Gram-negative organisms have become the predominant etiologic organisms of BSIs (52%); they now contribute to 41% of catheter-related BSIs (CRBSIs).



Reference:

Chaftari, A.M., Hachem, R., Jiang, Y., Shah, P., Hussain, A., Hamal, Z.A., Yousif, A., Jordan, M., Michael, M. and Raad, I. (2018) Changing Epidemiology of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Cancer Patients. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 39(6), p.727-729.

doi: 10.1017/ice.2018.75.

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