Home Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font sizeIncrease font size
Users Online: 47

 

Home  | About Us | Editors | Search | Ahead Of Print | Current Issue | Archives | Submit Article | Instructions | Subscribe | Contacts | Login 
     


 
 
Table of Contents
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219

Catheter-related infections


1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, Thailand

Date of Web Publication10-Sep-2015

Correspondence Address:
Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok
Thailand
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2229-5151.165016

Rights and Permissions

How to cite this article:
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Catheter-related infections. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2015;5:219

How to cite this URL:
Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Catheter-related infections. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 21];5:219. Available from: https://www.ijciis.org/text.asp?2015/5/3/219/165016

The recent study on "catheter-related infections" is interesting. [1] Gahlot et al. noted that "catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is the commonest cause of nosocomial bacteremia [1]" and "institution of continuous quality improvement programs, education, and training of health care workers, and adherence to standardized protocols for insertion and maintenance of intravascular catheters significantly reduced the incidence of catheter-related infections and represent the most important preventive measures. [1]" Whether the CRBSI is the commonest cause of nosocomial bacteremia should be discussed. According to a recent report by Orosi, the most common kind of nosocomial bacteremia is relating to respiratory tract infection not blood stream infection. [2] To manage CRBSI is very important. Good prevention and control program for this problem must be implemented in each hospital. [3] Nevertheless, the standard protocols in use and quality accreditation system should be reassured for the effectiveness. Helmick et al. recently noted that "current mandated self-reported compliance and audit measures" are poorly correlated with "decreased catheter-related bloodstream infection. [4]"

 
   References Top

1.
Gahlot R, Nigam C, Kumar V, Yadav G, Anupurba S. Catheter-related bloodstream infections. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2014;4:162-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]  Medknow Journal  
2.
Orosi P, Farkas A, Berkes I, Salné NG, Szentkereszty Z, Mályi K, et al. Surveillance results of nosocomial infections of the ICU in Kenézy Hospital, based on two years data. Orv Hetil 2007;148:1469-73.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
3.
Martínez-Morel HR, Sánchez-Payá J, Molina-Gómez MJ, García-Shimizu P, García Román V, Villanueva-Ruiz C, et al. Catheter-related bloodstream infection: Burden of disease in a tertiary hospital. J Hosp Infect 2014;87:165-70.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
4.
Helmick RA, Knofsky ML, Braxton CC, Subramanian A, Byers P, Lan CK, et al. Mandated self-reporting of ventilator-associated pneumonia bundle and catheter-related bloodstream infection bundle compliance and infection rates. JAMA Surg 2014.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

Top
 
  Search
 
    Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
    Access Statistics
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  

 
  In this article
    References

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed1810    
    Printed21    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded75    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal