Device-related infections in children.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Management of device-related infections includes device removal for some catheter-related bloodstream infections and all ventriculoperitoneal shunt-related infections. The isolation of certain organisms (eg, Staphylococcus aureus, Candida spp) in children with central catheters should prompt consideration of disseminated infection. Future research may determine the impact of increasing catheter use in non-intensive care hospital settings and in home care. New technologies, such as antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters and ventricular shunts, show promise in reducing the infection rates of these devices.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shah, SS; Smith, MJ; Zaoutis, TE

Published Date

  • August 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 52 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1189 - x

PubMed ID

  • 16009263

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-3955

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pcl.2005.05.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States