Are there any proven methods to prevent recurrent infections in chronic indwelling catheters?

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Are there any proven methods to prevent recurrent infections in chronic indwelling catheters?

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Title: Are there any proven methods to prevent recurrent infections in chronic indwelling catheters?
Author: Downs, Michael R.; Wood, L. Jeneen
Date: 2010-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(1): 11.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: A number of strategies have been used to prevent catheter-associated infections. Of these, avoiding unnecessary catheterization and removing the catheter as soon as possible are most effective. Appropriate catheter management can also reduce the risk of infection. (SOR C, based on consensus guideline.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7737

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