Study IDs 6 risk factors for catheter-related blood infections

12/19/2012 |

A study published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology has identified six risk factors for hospital-acquired peripherally inserted central venous catheter-related bloodstream infections, including congestive heart failure and Clostridium difficile infection. The study reviewed data on adult patients with PICCs adminstered from Jan. 1, 2006, through July 31, 2008, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.

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