Impact of different catheter lock strategies on central venous catheter bacterial colonization

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Erb, S., Widmer, A.F., Tschudin-Sutter, S., Neff, U., Fischer, M., Dickenmann, M. and Grosse, P. (2013) Impact of Different Catheter Lock Strategies on Bacterial Colonization of Permanent Central Venous Hemodialysis Catheters. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. 28th October. [epub ahead of print].

Abstract:

Thirty-nine hemodialysis patients with permanent central venous catheters were analyzed for bacterial catheter colonization comparing different catheter-lock strategies. The closed needleless Tego connector with sodium chloride lock solution was significantly more frequently colonized with bacteria than the standard catheter caps with antimicrobially active citrate lock solution (odds ratio, 0.22 [95% confidence interval, 0.07–0.71]; ).

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