Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections. A Prospective and Non Randomised Study.

*, Suhas Ramaswamy and *, Reshmy Padmanabhan and Upadya, Madhusudan (2013) Central Venous Catheter-Related Infections. A Prospective and Non Randomised Study. International Journal of Scientific Research, 2 (9). pp. 265-267. ISSN 2277 - 8179

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Objectives: Central venous catheters (CVC) account for an estimated 90% of all catheter-related bloodstream infections1.So, we designed a prospective non-randomized cross-sectional study to be performed in the multidisciplinary ICU over a period of one year. Our objectives were to study the prevalence of infections due to CVC and risk factors. Methods: 155 patients participated in the study. The distal 5cms of catheter was cultured. Blood sample were also cultured at the same time. In intubated patients tracheal aspirate and catheterized patients urine sample were cultured. Catheter related infections, demographic data, number of lumens; duration of ICU stay and duration of catheters in situ were noted. Results: We found, out of 155 catheters, 42 were infected, with incidence of Catheter tip colonization being 20.64% and Catheter Related Local Infection of 6.45%. Conclusion: The catheter related infection increased with the duration of catheterization, stay in ICU and with multiple lumens.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Central Venous Catheters, Infections, Intensive Care Unit.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Anaesthesiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 11:32
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2013 11:32
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/137219

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