Catheter infection: A comparison of two catheter maintenance techniques

R. H. Snyder, F. J. Archer, T. Endy, Thomas Allen, B. Condon, J. Kaiser, D. Whatmore, G. Harrington, C. J. McDermott

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Abstract

Incidence of catheter-related infections was studied using two techniques: changing catheters over a guide-wire or placing a new catheter at a new site every 3 days. Patients were randomized into two groups: Group 1 (new site) and Group 2 (guide-wire). Of the 105 catheterization sites (20 arterial and 85 central lines) in patients of Group 1, none were considered infected (i.e., having 15 or more colonies at the time of semi-quantitative microbiology analysis and clinical signs of infection at the catheter site). Of the 274 catheterization sites (56 arterial and 218 central) of patients of Group 2, eight (2.9%) were infected (χ2 = 1.89, p > 0.05). Colonization (15 or more cultures without clinical signs of infection) occurred in three of 105 (2.9%) and in four of 274 (1.5%) of the catetherization sites of Groups 1 and 2, respectively (χ2 = 0.23, p > 0.05). Study results indicate no significant difference in infection or colonization rates between the two methods of catheter replacement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)651-653
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of surgery
Volume208
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

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Catheters
Maintenance
Infection
Catheterization
Catheter-Related Infections
Microbiology
Incidence

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  • Surgery

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Snyder, R. H., Archer, F. J., Endy, T., Allen, T., Condon, B., Kaiser, J., ... McDermott, C. J. (1988). Catheter infection: A comparison of two catheter maintenance techniques. Annals of surgery, 208(5), 651-653. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000658-198811000-00018
Snyder, R. H. ; Archer, F. J. ; Endy, T. ; Allen, Thomas ; Condon, B. ; Kaiser, J. ; Whatmore, D. ; Harrington, G. ; McDermott, C. J. / Catheter infection : A comparison of two catheter maintenance techniques. In: Annals of surgery. 1988 ; Vol. 208, No. 5. pp. 651-653.
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Snyder, RH, Archer, FJ, Endy, T, Allen, T, Condon, B, Kaiser, J, Whatmore, D, Harrington, G & McDermott, CJ 1988, 'Catheter infection: A comparison of two catheter maintenance techniques', Annals of surgery, vol. 208, no. 5, pp. 651-653. https://doi.org/10.1097/00000658-198811000-00018

Catheter infection : A comparison of two catheter maintenance techniques. / Snyder, R. H.; Archer, F. J.; Endy, T.; Allen, Thomas; Condon, B.; Kaiser, J.; Whatmore, D.; Harrington, G.; McDermott, C. J.

In: Annals of surgery, Vol. 208, No. 5, 01.01.1988, p. 651-653.

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