CRBSICatheter-Related Blood Stream Infection
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Each catheter was observed from the time of placement until a CRBSI, removal for other reasons (clotting, malfunction, or no longer medically necessary).
When considering the aggregate cost of medical harms in the last column of Table 4, it is notable that some of the most expensive ones (namely, SSI and CRBSI) are relatively less common and therefore not as costly at the aggregate level.
The type of dressing used may affect the infection rate.3 Many studies have explored the relationships between CRBSI frequencies and dressing types.
A review of both adherence to policy and actual CRBSI rates four months prior and four months post education were examined.
However, in patients with severe blast injury, little is known about the accuracy of PCT in CRBSI diagnosis [8-10].
Catheter-related infections, such as catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), exit-site infections, and tunnel infections, are common chronic complications among hemodialysis patients with vascular access central venous catheter [2, 5].
We conducted a prospective, observational, multicenter study during April 2011-June 2014 in 5 hospitals in Spain in which we included patients given a diagnosis of MSSA CRBSI according to standard a definition (14) that fulfilled 5 criteria: 1) age [greater than or equal to] 18 years and a life expectancy [greater than or equal to] 7 days; 2) no use of daptomycin within the 3 months preceding the incident MSSA CRBSI episode; 3) removal of the intravascular catheter suspected to be the source of CRBSI within a maximum of 72 hours from sampling of the first blood cultures yielding MSSA; 4) a maximum of 72 hours of treatment with glycopeptides; and 5) at least the first blood culture isolate available for microbiological analysis.
A few small studies have been conducted in individual HD facilities to note the change, if any, in their CRBSI rate.
Since the first description of the genus Brevibacterium in 1953 by Breed, (1) it had been rarely reported as a cause of catheter related bloodstream infection (CRBSI).
The Atlanta, Ga.--based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSI) as one of its seven major healthcare challenges; the infections have mortality rates up to 25 percent and economic costs in the billions of dollars.
Clinton, MA, August 23, 2013 --( NP Medical ( has released a new, patented, needle-free access device intended to help clinicians reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and connector reflux-induced catheter occlusions during infusion therapy.