Background Cancer patients are at increased risk for central venous catheter-related infections (CRIs). Thus, a comprehensive, practical and evidence-based guideline on CRI in patients with malignancies is warranted.

Patients and methods A panel of experts by the Infectious Diseases Working Party (AGIHO) of the German Society of Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO) has developed a guideline on CRI in cancer patients. Literature searches of the PubMed, Medline and Cochrane databases were carried out and consensus discussions were held.

Results Recommendations on diagnosis, management and prevention of CRI in cancer patients are made, and the strength of the recommendation and the level of evidence are presented.

Conclusion This guideline is an evidence-based approach to the diagnosis, management and prevention of CRI in cancer patients.

Lees volledige artikel: Ann Oncol. 2014 Jan 7.

authors: M. Hentrich1, E. Schalk2, M. Schmidt-Hieber3, I. Chaberny4, S. Mousset5, D. Buchheidt6, M. Ruhnke7, O. Penack8, H. Salwender9, H. Wolf10, M. Christopeit10, S. Neumann11, G. Maschmeyer12 and M. Karthaus1

1Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Harlaching Hospital and Neuperlach Hospital, Munich
2Department of Hematology and Oncology, Medical Center, Otto-von-Guericke, University Magdeburg, Magdeburg
3Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology, HELIOS Klinikum Berlin Buch, Berlin
4Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Epidemiology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover
5Interdisciplinary Center for Palliative Medicine, Agaplesion Markus Hospital, Frankfurt
6Department of Hematology and Oncology, Mannheim University Hospital, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim
7Department of Internal Medicine, Charité University Medicine, Campus Charité Mitte, Berlin
8Department of Hematology, Oncology and Tumor Immunology, Charité University Medicine, Campus Virchow Klinikum, Berlin
9Department of Hematology and Oncology, Asklepios Hospital Altona, Hamburg
10Department of Oncology, Hematology and Hemostaseology, University Hospital Halle (Saale), Halle (Saale)
11Department of Hematology and Oncology, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen
12Department of Hematology, Oncology and Palliative Care, Ernst-von-Bergmann Hospital, Potsdam, Germany


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