Infectious morbidity associated with long-term use of venous access devices in patients with cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bacteremia
  • Catheterization, Central Venous
  • Catheters, Indwelling
  • Fungemia
  • Infusion Pumps, Implantable
  • Neoplasms

abstract

  • The incidence of infections per device-day was 12 times greater with catheters than with ports. Patients with solid tumors were the least likely to have device-related infectious morbidity compared with those with hematologic cancers. The reasons for the difference in infectious complications is uncertain but may be attributable to type of disease, intensity of therapy, frequency with which devices are accessed, or duration of neutropenia.

publication date

  • December 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8239247

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1168

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 119

number

  • 12