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Over-guidewire central venous catheter exchange in patients with 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” 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, .

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

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