Antibiotic lock for the prevention of catheter-related infection in neonates (Review)

Jacqueline E Taylor, Kenneth Hark Hong Tan, Nai Ming Lai, Susan J McDonald

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Abstract

Use of a central venous catheter (CVC) in neonates is associated with an increase in nosocomial infection. Numerous strategies exist to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI); however, CRBSI continues to be a major problem. Antibiotic locking catheters is a new and promising treatment that potentially prevents this severe condition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 45
Number of pages45
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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