Table 1

Information on catheters

Catheter number

Duration of insertion

Change of catheter

Suspicion of infection

Blood cultivation

Antibiotic treatment


1

9 days

No

No

Not taken

MEM

2

3 months

No

No

Not taken

CIP, FLC, sulfotrime

3

2 months

No

Yes

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 2 weeks before, S. aureus in swab

MEM, diclocile, VAN

4

14 days

No

No

Not taken

CXM

5

2–3 weeks

?

Yes

E. faecium 2 days earlier

MEM, CIP, metronidazole, FLC

6

3 weeks

Yes

Yes

Streptococci 6 days earlier

VAN, MEM, CIP, fluconazol

7

17 days

Yes

?

Not taken

MEM, GEN, VAN

8

No data available

Lactococcus lactis 2 days earlier

9

No data available

Not taken

10

2–3 weeks

?

Yes

E. faecium 2 days earlier

Caspofungin

11

8 days

Yes

Yes

E. faecium and coagulase-negative staphylococci 2 days earlier. Fungi 1 day later

CIP, MEM, fucidine, metronidazole

12

2 weeks

?

Yes

Corynebacterium jeikeium 5 days earlier and in swab

VAN, GEN, FLC, PIP, tazabactam, VRC

13

≥ 4 weeks

Yes

No

Coagulase-negative staphylococci 8 days later

MEM, CIP, metronidazole, caspofungin

14

10 days

Yes, several times

Yes

S. aureus 16 days earlier and fungi 7 and 11 days earlier

MEM, CIP, VAN, fucidine, amphotericinB

15

5 days

No

Yes

P. aeruginosa 4 days earlier and in swab

CIP, MEM

16

17 days

Yes

No

Not taken

MEM, CIP, GEN, colistine

17

5 days

No

Yes

Not taken

CIP, MEM

18

No data available

Not taken


Data about the catheters including insertion time, catheter changes, suspicion of infection, blood cultivation, and the antibiotic treatment the patient retrieved during catheterization.

Larsen et al. BMC Clinical Pathology 2008 8:10   doi:10.1186/1472-6890-8-10

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