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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
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Conclusion

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.

Keywords

Public Health Catheter Emergency Medicine Important Risk Factor Intravenous Catheter 
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References

  1. 1.
    Pinilla JC, et al: Study of the incidence of intravascular catheter infection and associated septicemia in critically ill patients. Crit Care Med 1983; 11: 21.PubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    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

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1996

Authors and Affiliations

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

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