Central venous catheter salvage in children with Staphylococcus aureus central line-associated bloodstream infection

Corkum, K. S.; Jones, R. E.; Reuter, C. H.; Kociolek, L. K.; Morgan, E.; Lautz, T. B.

Pediatr Surg Int. 2017 Sep 28; 33(11):1201-1207

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Prompt central venous catheter (CVC) removal is currently recommended in children with Staphylococcus aureus central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). Our objective was to examine the outcome of attempted line salvage in children with S. aureus CLABSI and assess predictors of success. METHODS: A single-institution, retrospective cohort study was performed of all children with S. aureus CLABSI between 2012 and 2015. Patients with and without immediate CVC removal (

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