“In 2015, we reported on the risk of central venous catheter (CVC)–related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in obese patients with hematological malignancies. Considering together definite, probable, and possible CRBSIs, we detected no difference in the CRBSI rate between obese and nonobese patients (22.1% vs 23.3%). However, this analysis was based on only 335 CVC cases from the Magdeburg cohort of the SECRECY registry (German Clinical Trial Register, no. DRKS00006551). Furthermore, we did not distinguish between obese and overweight patients. Although both obesity and overweight are associated with increased disease-specific morbidity for some diseases, obesity mostly confers a higher risk than overweight. Therefore, we updated our analysis on the CRBSI risk in both obese and overweight patients from the Magdeburg cohort of the SECRECY registry.”Reference:
Schalk E, Hentrich M. Overweight or obesity are not risk factors for central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with hematological malignancies. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Dec 20:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.491. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34924070.