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"This article reviews the related studies between neonatal CLABSI and catheter dwell time, in order to plan the indwelling time more reasonably and prevent CLABSI better" Wang et al (2022).

Relationship between CLABSI and PICC dwell time in neonates

Abstract:

The central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) is a common and serious complication of central venous catheterization, which can lead to various short-term and long-term adverse outcomes. Neonatal CLABSI did not increase linearly with the prolongation of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). When the umbilical venous catheter (UVC) is retained for more than 1-2 weeks, the incidence of neonatal CLABSI may increase significantly; PICC replacement at 7-10 days after UVC indwelling may reduce the incidence of CLABSI, but it has not been supported by evidence-based medicine. This article reviews the related studies between neonatal CLABSI and catheter dwell time, in order to plan the indwelling time more reasonably and prevent CLABSI better.


Reference:

Wang L, Ren Y, Gao X. . Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue. 2022 Mar;34(3):320-324. Chinese. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.cn121430-20211111-01688. PMID: 35574755.