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Segmental percutaneous central venous line cultures for diagnosis of catheter-related sepsis.

Authors
  • Ponnusamy, Vennila
  • Venkatesh, Vidheya
  • Curley, Anna
  • Musonda, Patrick
  • Brown, Nicholas
  • Tremlett, Catherine
  • Clarke, Paul
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition
Publisher
BMJ
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2012
Volume
97
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1136/archdischild-2011-300822
PMID: 22174018
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

In well infants, the proximal segments of PCVLs were more often colonised than line tips, but in clinically septic infants preferential culture of proximal or middle segments or combinations of the three segments did not permit better prediction of definite CRS than the culture of the line tip alone. Further studies prior to antibiotic therapy are indicated in babies with suspected CRS.

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