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Safety of immediate use of totally implantable venous access ports in adult patients with cancer: a retrospective single-center study

Lee J, Hur SM, Kim Z, Lim CW

Purpose: Totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs) can be used long-term for safe administration of intravenous drugs. TIVAP complications include catheter-related infections, venous thrombosis, extravasation, TIVAP migration, and pain. The...
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Minimal Incision Venectomy for Peripheral Septic Thrombophlebitis

Oh YH, Lee SH, Chang LS

Peripheral septic thrombophlebitis is an uncommon but potentially lethal condition fraught with systemic complications. Optimal treatment calls for surgical excision of the inflamed venous segment, followed by antimicrobial therapy. However,...
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The Incidences of Catheter Colonization and Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection According to Tegaderm vs. Chlorhexidine Gluconate (CHG)-Tegaderm Dressing

Kim E, Lee H

Purpose: In spite of the recent application of a general infection control method, central line-associated infections is still relatively high in Korea. Central line bundle with Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) tegaderm...
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Management of urinary tract infection in geriatric hospital patients

Kim HW, Kim JB, Chang YS

As the elderly population increases, so does the prevalence of urinary tract infections in the elderly population in long-term care facilities and the associated medical costs. Screening tests and treatment...
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A Case of Septic Shock Following Catheter-related Infection Caused by Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis in an Adult

Bae TW, Lee J, Lee HS, Cho YG

Lactococcus lactis is a gram-positive cocci used extensively in the dairy industry, but considered an unusual pathogen in humans. Among its five subspecies, L. lactis subsp. lactis in particular has...
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Outcome of External Ventricular Drainage according to the Operating Place: the Intensive Care Unit versus Operating Room

Kim SO, Song WJ, Won YS, Yang JY, Choi CS

BACKGROUND: External ventricular drainage (EVD) is an important procedure for draining excessive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and monitoring intracranial pressure. Generally, EVD is performed in the operating room (OR) under aseptic...
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Infective Endocarditis with Unusual Location of Vegetation in a Patient with Hemodialysis Followed by Recurrent Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infection

Yong HM, Bang DW, Park BW, Lee MH, Kim TH, Han JH

The incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) in hemodialysis patients is higher than the general population. Hemodialysis patients with IE have a poorer prognosis than other patients with IE. The most...
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A Case-Control Study to Identify Risk Factors for Totally Implantable Central Venous Port-Related Bloodstream Infection

Lee GJ, Hong SH, Roh SY, Park SR, Lee MA, Chun HG, Hong YS, Kang JH, Kim SI, Kim YJ, Chun HJ, Oh JS

  • KMID: 2167690
  • Cancer Res Treat.
  • 2014 Jul;46(3):250-260.
PURPOSE: To date, the risk factors for central venous port-related bloodstream infection (CVP-BSI) in solid cancer patients have not been fully elucidated. We conducted this study in order to determine...
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Development of Blood Culture and Quality Improvement

Kim S

Sepsis is a common and critical illness diagnosed via blood culture. Although a continuous blood culture monitoring system was introduced several decades ago, optimal utilization and improvement of blood culture...
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Multiple Liver Abscesses Associated with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infection: Case Report and Review of the Literature

Yang TK, Sim KB

Liver abscess following ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunting occurs very rarely. We report an unusual case of multiple liver abscesses caused by Staphylococcus capitis in a 50-year-old compromised woman due to a...
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Comparison of Infection Rates for Central Venous Catheters Administered in an Intensive Care Unit versus an Emergency Department

Moon HJ, Cho YS, Kim HJ, Lim H, Lee MG, Yoo B, Jun DH

  • KMID: 2333037
  • J Korean Soc Emerg Med.
  • 2011 Dec;22(6):669-675.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the rate of bloodstream infections associated with use of central venous catheters (CVCs) by an emergency department (ED) versus an intensive...
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Central Venous Catheter-related Infection in Major Burn Patients: Comparison of Subclavian Vein and Femoral Vein

Jang YH, Son YH, Kim SK, Park JM, Lee MY, Kim JM

BACKGROUND: A central venous catheter (CVC) is usually inserted in patients with severe burns and the selection of the CVC is often difficult due to widespread burned skin. We investigated...
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Clinical Characteristics and Outcome of Vascular Access Infections in Hemodialysis Patients

Park SY, Lee EJ, Kim TH, Jeon MH, Choo EJ

BACKGROUND: Infections are the second leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. Vascular access is a major risk factor for infection-related hospitalization and mortality. This study aimed to...
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Clinical Efficacy Evaluation of Multi-parameter Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction for the Central Venous Catheter-related Blood Stream Infection

Kim B, Park S, Kim T, Kim J, Rim D, Choi T, Pai H, Kang J

BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the clinical efficacy of a multi-parameter real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for patients with central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty five patients...
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Antimicrobial Central Venous Catheter Dose Not Reduce Catheter-related Bacteremia in Major Burn Injured Patients

Jang YH, Son YH, Kim SK, Park JM, Lee MY

  • KMID: 1741273
  • J Korean Burn Soc.
  • 2011 Jun;14(1):30-34.
PURPOSE: We previously reported that antimicrobial central venous catheter (CVC) reduced catheter colonization in major burn patients. In this study, we investigated whether antimicrobial CVC could reduce catheter-related blood stream...
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Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections

Kim ES

  • KMID: 2256488
  • Korean J Nosocomial Infect Control.
  • 2009 Jun;14(1):15-23.
Catheter-related infections (CRIs) are one of the most frequent healthcare-associated infections and are costly, morbid, and potentially lethal. A series of studies has confirmed that a comprehensive bundle approach based...
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