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Blood Stream Infection in Patients on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Respiratory Failure

  • Soo Jin Na (a1), Chi Ryang Chung (a1), Hee Jung Choi (a2), Yang Hyun Cho (a3), Jeong Hoon Yang (a1) (a4), Gee Young Suh (a1) (a5) and Kyeongman Jeon (a1) (a5)...

Abstract

Bloodstream infection (BSI) occurred in 21 of 121 patients (17%) receiving venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation within the median time of 6 days after initiation (interquartile range, 4–19 days). Longer duration of arterial catheterization and more blood transfusions were independently associated with BSI, which is associated with poor clinical outcomes.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1–4

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Address correspondence to Kyeongman Jeon, MD, PhD, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06351, Republic of Korea (kjeon@skku.edu).

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