Evaluation of different catheter parts for identification of pulmonary artery catheter colonisation

Jordi Rello, Pere Coll, Alvar Net, Guillem Prats

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Abstract

A prospective study was conducted over 18 months to evaluate the accuracy of the semiquantitative culture technique performed from different catheter parts for detection of catheter colonisation in critically ill patients with pulmonary artery catheters. Semiquantitative culture of the tip catheter segment alone detected 66% of catheter colonisations. Semiquantitative culture of the other intravascular catheter segments (atrial or intradermal) provided similar yield. A combination of intradermal and atrial or tip catheter segment cultures provided the best means of detecting catheter colonisation. © 1991 Informa UK Ltd All rights reserved: reproduction in whole or part not permitted.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)655-656
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991

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