Journal article

Clinical Outcomes and Risk Factors for Tunneled Hemodialysis Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections

Kylie Martin, Yves S Poy Lorenzo, Po Yee Mia Leung, Sheri Chung, Emmet O'flaherty, Nuala Barker, Francesco Ierino

Open Forum Infectious Diseases | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2020

Abstract

Diabetes and left internal jugular vein insertion site were significantly associated with increased risk of a catheter-related bloodstream infection from a tunneled hemodialysis catheter. Ex-smoker status was significantly associated with reduced risk.