A prospective observational study evaluated the effectiveness of combining antibiotic-lock therapy and systemic antibiotics for Gram-negative bacilli long-term catheter-related bacteremia. In 46 uncomplicated episodes, the most frequently isolated microorganisms were Pseudomonas aeruginosa (15), Enterobacter cloacae (12), Escherichia coli (10), and Klebsiella spp. (8). Cure was achieved in 95% of cases. © 2011 The Author.
Funalleras, G., Fernández-Hidalgo, N., Borrego, A., Almirante, B., Planes, A. M., Rodríguez, D., Ruiz, I., & Pahissa, A. (2011). Effectiveness of antibiotic-lock therapy for long-term catheter-related bacteremia due to gram-negative bacilli: A prospective observational study. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 53(9). https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cir551