Pediatric outpatient cancer patients are more prone to CLABSIs

07/25/2013 | ·

Researchers from Johns Hopkins Children's Hospital looked at 319 pediatric cancer patients and found that those who were treated at home had three times as many central line-associated bloodstream infections as their hospitalized counterparts. Having a history of infection and undergoing a bone marrow transplant were risk factors for getting a bloodstream infection among outpatients, according to the study in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer.

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