Accuracy of bacterial DNA testing for central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection in children with cancer.


Millar, M; Zhou, W; Skinner, R; Pizer, B; Hennessy, E; Wilks, M; Gilbert, R; (2011) Accuracy of bacterial DNA testing for central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infection in children with cancer. Health technology assessment (Winchester, England), 15 (7). pp. 1-120. ISSN 1366-5278 DOI: https://doi.org/10.3310/hta15070

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Abstract

Central venous catheters (CVCs) are widely used for children with cancer and are a major risk factor for bloodstream infection. Early and specific diagnosis of CVC-associated bloodstream infection allows early targeted treatment, reducing the risk of CVC removal and avoiding the operative risks and trauma of reinsertion, but peripheral vein sampling, as used in adults, improves specificity but is not usually acceptable in children.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 21294989
Web of Science ID: 289592300001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1374

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