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Catheter related bloodstream infection following PICC removal in preterm infants.
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PMID:  17314985     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Describe the incidence of catheter-related blood stream infection (CRBSI), following removal of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective cohort study of infants <29 weeks gestational age with a PICC revealed 101 PICCs placed (2159 PICC days). Patients were hospitalized in a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) between January 2002 and December 2003. Chi(2) analysis was performed. RESULTS: One infection was detected after the removal of a PICC (1 per 202 days). Ten infants had a CRBSI attributed to a PICC (1 per 216 PICC days). CRBSI during indwelling PICC was associated with increased risk for sepsis evaluation after PICC removal (P<0.05). CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of CRBSI in the 48 h following PICC removal was not different than the incidence of CRBSI while a PICC was in-dwelling. There was no evidence from this study to support antibacterial prophylaxis before PICC removal.
R W Brooker; W J Keenan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-22     Completed Date:  2007-04-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, Saint Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63104, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
Catheterization, Central Venous*
Device Removal
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Retrospective Studies
Sepsis / epidemiology*,  etiology,  prevention & control

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