Retrospective study of home infusion patients with CLABSI

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“…retrospective study of home infusion patients with central line–associated bloodstream infection” Caroff et al (2014).

Reference:

Caroff, D.A., Norris, A.H., Keller, S., Vinnard, C., Zeitler, K.E., Lukaszewicz, J., Zborowski, K.A. and Linkin, D.R. (2014) Catheter salvage in home infusion patients with central line–associated bloodstream infection. American Journal of Infection Control. 42(12), p.1331–1333.

Abstract:

In a retrospective study of home infusion patients with central line–associated bloodstream infection, use of a central venous port, cancer diagnosis, and absence of systemic inflammatory response syndrome were associated with use of catheter salvage. Relapse of infection was uncommon.

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