Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections in the neonatal intensive care setting

Jacob Gilad, Abraham Borer

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Abstract

Nosocomial infecfion causes substantial morbidity and mortality among neonates treated in the neonatal intensive care setting. Colonization and subsequent infection of central venous catheters leading to catheter-related bloodstream infection is among the most common causes of nosocomial sepsis in this patient population. Prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection is a major challenge and numerous strategies have been attempted in this context with varying success. Given the dynamic epidemiology of nosocomial infection among neonates and the emergence of antimicrobial resistance, novel prevention strategies are urgently required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-873
Number of pages13
JournalExpert Review of Anti-Infective Therapy
Volume4
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bloodstream infection
  • Catherer
  • Infection control
  • Intensive care
  • Neonate
  • Nosocomial

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