Management of Catheter-Related Sepsis in the ICU

  • B. Mourvillier
  • J. F. Timsit
Conference paper


Catheter-related infections (CRI) are the second most common cause of nosocomial infection and are associated with a substantial morbidity. Suspicion of CRI is a frequent problem in the ICU and frequently leads to unnecessary removal of the catheter. The management of suspected CRI relates to the underlying illness (cardiac prosthesis, immunosuppression), the severity of the acute illness, and the micro-organisms involved or suspected.


Central Venous Catheter Catheter Removal Infect Control Hosp Catheter Colonization Catheter Exit Site 
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