Peripheral intravenous catheter-related bacteremia

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Peripheral intravenous catheter-related SAB was associated with significantly longer bacteremia duration and thrombophlebitis at old PIV sites rather than current PIVs” Austin et al (2016).

Abstract:

Few studies have focused on the risks of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVs) as sources for Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia (SAB), a life-threatening complication. We identified 34 PIV-related infections (7.6%) in a cohort of 445 patients with SAB. Peripheral intravenous catheter-related SAB was associated with significantly longer bacteremia duration and thrombophlebitis at old PIV sites rather than current PIVs.

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Austin, E.D., Sullivan, S.B., Whittier, S., Lowy, F.D. and Uhlemann, A-C. (2016) Peripheral Intravenous Catheter Placement Is an Underrecognized Source of Staphylococcus aureus Bloodstream Infection. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 3(2), p.1-4.

doi: 10.1093/ofid/ofw072

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