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Catheter-related infections [Article de Revue]

 
[Les infections liées au cathéter]
Eggimann, Philippe ; Sax, Hugo ; Pittet, Didier
Microbes and infection. 2004/09; 6(11) : 1033-1042
Summary: Cette article traite de l'épidémiologie et de l'impact des infections liées à l'usage des cathéters intraveineux. Il porte aussi sur leur traitement et les techniques de prévention concernant l'insertion et les soins au cathéter, les cathéters imprégnés et les programmes de formation du personnel.(RESUME D'AUTEUR)

Nosocomial infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality among hospitalized patients. These infections have made newspaper headlines recently in many countries, and both patients and their relatives are now perfectly aware of their existence and of the risks which are inherent to any medical activity. However, significant improvements in the knowledge of the pathophysiology and epidemiology of nosocomial infections allow us to prevent them efficiently. Accordingly, they should no longer be considered as an inevitable tribute to pay to the continuous progress of medicine, but as a real challenge in the process of improving the quality of patient care. This is particularly the case for bloodstream infections, of which at least 80% are considered to be catheter associated. This paper reviews the epidemiology and impact of infections associated with the use of intravenous catheters. Principles of therapy are reviewed, as well as major aspects of prevention.(RESUME D'AUTEUR)
Publication
2004/09

Pages
1033-1042

Language
Anglais

Number of ref
41

Published in
Microbes and infection

synthèse Suisse
ID notice
319040

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