In this retrospective cohort study, we assessed central-line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and blood-culture contamination frequency during the first pandemic wave. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) was significantly associated with CLABSI and blood-culture contamination. In the COVID-19 cohort, malignancy was associated with CLABSI. Black race, end-stage renal disease, and obesity were associated with blood-culture contamination.Reference:
Wang B, Pineda-Reyes R, Nielsen MC, Baillargeon G, Baillargeon JG, McDougal AN. Single-center investigation on central-line-associated bloodstream infections and blood-culture contamination during the early months of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2022 Jul 20:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2022.172. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35856260.