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"The results show that CLABSI rates were not significantly different between patients with triple-lumen or double-lumen PICCs" Varabyeva et al (2021).

PICC lumen number and CLABSI rates

Abstract:

This retrospective study was conducted to determine whether the number of peripherally inserted central-catheter lumens affected the rate of central-line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in adult patients with acute leukemia. The results show that CLABSI rates were not significantly different between patients with triple-lumen or double-lumen PICCs (22.1% vs 23.4%; P = .827).


Reference:

Varabyeva A, Lo CP, Brancaccio A, Perissinotti AJ, Patel T, Sandison K, Benitez LL, Pettit K, Burke PW, Bixby DL, Marini BL. Impact of number of lumens in central-venous catheters on central-line bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) risk in patients with acute leukemia. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2021 Oct 18:1-3. doi: 10.1017/ice.2021.423. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34657647.