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Reality check: should we use vancomycin for the prophylaxis of intravascular catheter-associated infections?


The use of intravascular catheters is associated with increased risk of bloodstream infections, principally caused by coagulase-negative staphylococci. This “Reality Check” session, held at the 4th Decennial International Conference on Nosocomial and Healthcare-Associated Infections, focused on the question of whether, and in what manner, vancomycin should be used for the prophylaxis of these infections

Grohskopf LA, Maki DG, Sohn AH, Sinkowitz-Cochran RL, Jarvis WR, Goldmann DA

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2001 Mar;22(3):176-9

PMID: 11310698