pocket infection


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pocket infection

Infectious disease A catheter-related infection occurring in an implanted subcutaneous central venous catheter with signs of inflammation or purulent exudate in the subcutaneous pocket occupied by the reservoir. See Central venous catheter.

pocket infection

Infection of the tissues beneath the skin into which an implanted device, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, has been surgically inserted.
See also: infection
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analyzed 2060 patients who used a WCD following ICD explantation larger due to either pocket infection or ICD malfunction and concluded that it is reasonable to use a WCD following ICD explantation if immediate reimplantation is not feasible or desired.
Even though patients with either a pocket infection or device-related endocarditis (DRE) including sepsis and bacteremia had a higher overall mortality than patients without infections, there was no statistical difference in extraction success or extraction procedure mortality for patients without infection, pocket infections or patients with DRE.
0% All Patients w/ greater than or equal to 1 Follow-up & CRMD Infection designation restricted to Generator Pocket Infections Only PM ICD/CRT infection infection Implant Type implants infections rate implants infections rate De novo 15 0 0.