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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 169-171

Central venous catheter-related blood stream infection rate in critical care units in a tertiary care, teaching hospital in Mumbai

Department of Microbiology, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008, India

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C Chande
Department of Microbiology, Grant Medical College and Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai - 400 008
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DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.81796

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Blood stream infections related to central venous catheterization are one of the major device-associated infections reported. Patients admitted in critical care units requiring central venous catheterization and presenting with signs of septicemia during catheterization period were investigated for catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI). The CRBSI rate was 9.26 per 1000 catheter days in general with highest rate in neonatal intensive care unit (27.02/1000 days). Site of insertion of catheter and duration of catheterization did not show the influence on the CRBSI rate. Coagulase-negative Staphylococci were the predominant cause. Mortality of 33% was observed in patients with CRBSI. Since central venous catheters are increasingly being used in the critical care, regular surveillance for infection associated them are essential.


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