Infections and intravascular devices

Br J Hosp Med. 1992 Oct 21-Nov 3;48(8):496-7, 500-3.

Abstract

Complications associated with intravascular devices include infections mainly caused by Staphylococcus epidermis and S. aureus. The reported incidence of these infections varies. Several factors influence the propensity for catheter infections. We recommend strategies for the prevention and treatment of catheter-related sepsis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Asepsis / standards
  • Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Risk Factors
  • Sepsis / epidemiology*
  • Sepsis / etiology
  • Sepsis / prevention & control
  • Thrombophlebitis / epidemiology*
  • Thrombophlebitis / etiology
  • Thrombophlebitis / prevention & control