Over-guidewire central venous catheter exchange in patients with CRBSI

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This article gives us the unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing discussion regarding the potential benefit of extending indications for these devices, including catheter-over-guidewire exchange in critically ill patients with CRBSI” La Greca et al (2016).

Abstract:

We read with great interest the article by Lorente et al dealing with the fascinating benefit of antimicrobial-coated catheters to decrease the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI). This article gives us the unique opportunity to contribute to the ongoing discussion regarding the potential benefit of extending indications for these devices, including catheter-over-guidewire exchange in critically ill patients with CRBSI.

Reference:

La Greca, A., Biasucci, D.G., Pittiruti, M. and Scoppettuolo, G. (2016) Antimicrobial-coated catheters and catheter-over-guidewire exchange in patients with severe catheter-related bloodstream infection: Old procedure, new indications? American Journal of Infection Control. January 29th, [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.10.043

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