Surveillance of hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric hematology- oncology patients: Lessons learned, challenges ahead

Aditya H. Gaur, David G. Bundy, Cuilan Gao, Eric J. Werner, Amy L. Billett, Jeff D. Hord, Jane D. Siegel, David Dickens, Cindi Winkle, Marlene R. Miller

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Abstract

Across 36 US pediatric oncology centers, 576 central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) were reported over a 21-month period. Most infections occurred in those with leukemia and/or profound neutropenia. The contribution of viridans streptococci infections was striking. Study findings depict the contemporary epidemiology of CLABSIs in hospitalized pediatric cancer patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-320
Number of pages5
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Gaur, A. H., Bundy, D. G., Gao, C., Werner, E. J., Billett, A. L., Hord, J. D., Siegel, J. D., Dickens, D., Winkle, C., & Miller, M. R. (2013). Surveillance of hospital-acquired central line-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric hematology- oncology patients: Lessons learned, challenges ahead. Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, 34(3), 316-320. https://doi.org/10.1086/669513