Hemodialysis Tunneled Catheter-Related Infections Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections, exit-site infections, and tunnel infections are common complications related to hemodialysis central venous catheter use. The various definitions of catheter-related infections are reviewed, and various preventive strategies are discussed. Treatment options, for both empiric and definitive infections, including antibiotic locks and systemic antibiotics, are reviewed.

authors

  • Miller, Lisa M
  • Clark, Edward
  • Dipchand, Christine
  • Hiremath, Swapnil
  • Kappel, Joanne
  • Kiaii, Mercedeh
  • Lok, Charmaine
  • Luscombe, Rick
  • Moist, Louise
  • Oliver, Matthew
  • MacRae, Jennifer

publication date

  • September 26, 2016