International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

: 2015  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 219-

Catheter-related infections

Sora Yasri1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, Thailand

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Sora Yasri
KMT Primary Care Center, Bangkok

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

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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]"


1Gahlot R, Nigam C, Kumar V, Yadav G, Anupurba S. Catheter-related bloodstream infections. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2014;4:162-7.
2Orosi 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.
3Martínez-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.
4Helmick 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.