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Author (up) Lindquist, S.; Hentz, E.; Tessin, I.; Elfvin, A. url  doi
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  Title Very low birthweight infants face an increased risk of bloodstream infections following the removal of umbilical catheters Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Acta Paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992) Abbreviated Journal Acta Paediatr  
  Volume 105 Issue 4 Pages 391-396  
  Keywords Bacteremia/*etiology; Catheters/*adverse effects; Humans; Infant, Newborn; Infant, Very Low Birth Weight; Retrospective Studies; Umbilicus/surgery; Central venous catheter; Low birthweight infants; Neonatal septicaemia; Preterm infant; Umbilical artery catheter  
  Abstract AIM: This study examined whether there was a temporal association between removing umbilical catheters and bloodstream infections (BSI) in a neonatal intensive care unit, as this is an area of research that has not received sufficient attention. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of all neonates receiving umbilical catheters during 2011 and 2012 in the neonatal intensive care unit at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden. The time from umbilical catheter removals to the first subsequent BSI was recorded. RESULTS: A total of 372 infants had umbilical catheters inserted and 146 of these had a birthweight of <1500 g. Antibiotics were discontinued when umbilical catheters were removed in 67 of these low birthweight infants and 20 of them needed to be retreated for BSI within 72 hours. We found that very low birthweight infants had a significantly increased risk of developing BSI if antibiotics were discontinued at the same time as umbilical catheters were removed, rather than being continued after removal (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: This NICU study demonstrated a temporal association between removing umbilical catheters and BSI in very low birthweight infants weighting <1500 g.  
  Address Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Clinical Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0803-5253 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes PMID:26461802 Approved no  
  Call Number ref @ user @ Serial 99077  
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