Changing Epidemiology of Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Cancer Patients

Anne Marie Chaftari, Ray Hachem, Ying Jiang, Pankil Shah, Alawami Hussain, Zainab Al Hamal, Ammar Yousif, Mary Jordan, Majd Michael, Issam Raad

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Abstract

We compared the etiologic organisms of bloodstream infections (BSIs) in cancer patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) between 2 cohorts separated by more than a decade. Gram-negative organisms have become the predominant etiologic organisms of BSIs (52%); they now contribute to 41% of catheter-related BSIs (CRBSIs).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume39
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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