Intensive Care Medicine

, Volume 22, Supplement 1, pp S146–S146 | Cite as

Intravenous catheters colonization: Incidence, risk factors and mortality

  • M. Jereb
  • I. Muzlovič
  • B. Beovič


The present study implies that the duration of individual catheter use may be important risk factor for IVC colonization and probably significant factor in catheter-related infection.


Public Health Catheter Emergency Medicine Important Risk Factor Intravenous Catheter 
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    Guidet B, et al: Skin versus Hub Cultures to Predict Colonization and Infection of Central Venous Catheter in Intensive Care Patients. Infection 1994; 22: 43–46.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Jereb
    • 1
  • I. Muzlovič
    • 1
  • B. Beovič
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Infectious DiseasesMedical CentreLjubljanaSlovenia

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