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Central Venous Catheter-Associated Bloodstream Infections in Pediatric Oncology Home Care

  • Samir S. Shah (a1), Mary Lou Manning (a2), Elizabeth Leahy (a2), Mark Magnusson (a3), Susan R. Rheingold (a4) and Louis M. Bell (a1)...

Abstract

Fifty-two pediatric oncology patients with central venous catheters (CVCs) who received home care services were studied. Gram-negative organisms were responsible for a greater proportion of CVC-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients receiving home care than in hospitalized pediatric oncology patients.

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Division of General Pediatrics, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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