Intravascular Device Infection
- October 3, 2014
Intravascular device-associated bloodstream infections are largely avoidable. The goal must not be simply to identify and treat these infections, but rather to prevent them. During the past two decades, much has been learned about the pathogenesis and epidemiology of infections associated with intravascular devices. By drawing upon existent knowledge of the pathogenesis and epidemiology of intravascular device-associated bloodstream infections, rational and effective guidelines for their prevention can be formulated.