Catheter-related blood stream infections (CRBSIs) are serious causes of hospital-acquired infections. The Infectious Diseases Society of America recently published updated guidelines for the diagnosis and management of these infections. Selected recommendations from these guidelines are presented.
From the Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Section, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown; and Infectious Disease Service and HIV Research, Summa Health System, Akron, OH
Reprints: Thomas File, MD, IDCP, 75 Arch St, Suite 105, Akron, OH 44304. E-mail: FileT@summa-health.org.
Dr File discloses that he has received recent research funding from Cerexa, Ortho-McNeil, Protez, Rib-X, Pfizer; Boehringer Ingelheim, Gilead, and Tibotec and has served as a consultant for Cerexa/Forest, Ortho-McNeil, Protez, Merck, Nabriva, and Pfizer.