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A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Catheter-Related Infectious Event Rates Using Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters Versus Conventional Catheters in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Patients
Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
  • Elaine G. Cox
  • Chad A. Knoderer, Butler University
  • Aimee Jennings
  • John W. Brown
  • Mark D. Rodefeld
  • Scott G. Walker
  • Mark W. Turrentine
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jpids/pis066
Abstract
We conducted a randomized, controlled clinical trial to determine whether a difference in catheter-associated blood stream infection (CABSI) incidence existed between children who underwent cardiac surgery and had a central venous catheter impregnated with minocycline and rifampin versus those who had a conventional, nonimpregnated catheter after cardiac surgery. Due to a lower number of infections than expected, the study was terminated early. Among 288 evaluable patients, the rates of CABSI and line-related complications were similar between the 2 groups.
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This is a post-print version of an article originally published in Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,2013, Volume 2, Issue 1.. The version of record is available at Oxford Journals.

Citation Information
Elaine G. Cox, Chad A. Knoderer, Aimee Jennings, John W. Brown, et al.. "A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Catheter-Related Infectious Event Rates Using Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters Versus Conventional Catheters in Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery Patients" Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2013) p. 67 - 70
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chad_knoderer/11/