Outcomes of catheter-associated infections in pediatric patients with short bowel syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Children with short bowel syndrome requiring long-term total parenteral nutrition are at high risk for catheter-associated infections. The optimal management of catheter infections in this patient population is unknown. We conducted a retrospective observational study in children with short bowel syndrome to compare outcomes of catheter-associated infections treated with catheter removal plus antibiotic therapy versus antibiotic therapy alone.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Greenberg, RG; Moran, C; Ulshen, M; Smith, PB; Benjamin, DK; Cohen-Wolkowiez, M

Published Date

  • April 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 50 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 462

PubMed ID

  • 20179637

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC2847645

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1536-4801

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MPG.0b013e3181b99d07


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States