Intravenous literature: Martinho, G.H., Romanelli, R.M., Teixeira, G.M., Macedo, A.V., Chaia, J.M. and Nobre, V. (2013) Infectious complications associated with the use of central venous catheters in patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. American Journal of Infection Control. Jan 31. [Epub ahead of print].
In this prospective, observational study, we sought to investigate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of central venous catheter-associated infection in 56 patients admitted for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. In multivariate analysis, we found a 7-fold higher risk of central line-associated bloodstream infection with central venous catheter insertion in the internal jugular vein as compared with the subclavian access. Patients with central line-associated bloodstream infection had a higher incidence of acute renal failure.