Epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line–associated bloodstream infection (PLABSI)

We retrospectively studied the epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line–associated bloodstream infection (PLABSI) in comparison with central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI)” Tsuboi et al (2018).

Abstract:

We retrospectively studied the epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line–associated bloodstream infection (PLABSI) in comparison with central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Among 2,208 bacteremia episodes, 106 (4.8%) PLABSI and 229 (10.4%) CLABSI were identified. In PLABSI, gram-negative rods, especially Enterobacteriaceae, were more frequently identified than in CLABSI, and infectious disease consultation was more frequently involved. The 7-day mortality rate was similar between the 2 groups, suggesting similar adverse effects of PLABSI and CLABSI on patient outcomes.

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Reference:

Tsuboi, M., Hayakawa, K., Mezaki, K., Katanami, Y., Yamamoto, K., Kutsuna, S., Takeshita, N. and Ohmagari, N. (2018) Comparison of the epidemiology and microbiology of peripheral line– and central line–associated bloodstream infections. American Journal of Infection Control. October 15th. .

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2018.08.016

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