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Advances in prevention and management of central line-associated bloodstream infections in patients with cancer.

Authors
  • Raad, Issam
  • Chaftari, Anne-Marie
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical Infectious Diseases
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication Date
Nov 15, 2014
Volume
59 Suppl 5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu670
PMID: 25352628
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Central lines, which are essential for treating cancer, are associated with at least 400,000 episodes of bloodstream infection in patients with cancer every year in the United States. Effective novel interventions for preventing and managing these infections include antimicrobial-coated catheters and antimicrobial lock solutions.

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