To save content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about saving content to .
To save content items to your Kindle, first ensure firstname.lastname@example.org
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about saving to your Kindle.
Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
To determine the epidemiological risk factors associated with permanent access-site (PAS) infection in a population of chronic hemodialysis patients.
Retrospective cohort analysis.
Hemodialysis unit of a 400-bed Department of Veterans' Affairs hospital.
A cohort of 94 males (1,316 patient months) was studied. Fifty-one PAS infections in 31 patients were observed. SiX patients had two PAS infections, four patients had three infections, and two patients had four infections. Twenty-nine of the 31 patients with PAS infections were bacteremic at least once. Univariate analysis identified seven factors significantly associated with PAS infection in this population: location of PAS other than forearm, type of vascular access (poletrafluoroethylene [PTFE] versus endogenous arteriovenous [AV] fistula), limited ambulatory status, residence in a nursing home, bacterial infection at a distant site, number of access-site revisions, and number of hospitalizations. In a logistic regression analysis, only graft type and number of PTFE graft revisions were associated independently with PAS infection. The odds ratio for PAS infection in PTFE grafts compared to endogenous AV fistula was 7.8; the odds ratio for PAS infection with each PTFE graft revision was 1.5.
PAS infections were associated independently with the type of graft and the number of PTFE graft surgical revisions.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.