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Blood Products: A Significant Risk Factor for Long-Term Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Cancer Patients

  • Hend A. Hanna (a1) and Issam Raad (a1)
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Data obtained from a previous prospective randomized study in cancer patients conducted at our institution were analyzed to investigate risk factors for catheter-related (CR) bloodstream infections (BSIs). Our recent analysis showed that the administration of blood products through central venous catheters was a risk factor for CR BSI, whereas thrombocytopenia during catheterization may have provided protection against CR BSI, as did central venous catheter insertion under maximal sterile barrier precautions.

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The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
  • ISSN: 0899-823X
  • EISSN: 1559-6834
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