Pocket infection | definition of pocket infection by Medical dictionary
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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.
Infection of the tissues beneath the skin into which an implanted device, such as a pacemaker or defibrillator, has been surgically inserted.
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If we compare our tertiary care centre study with other developed countries studies in pacemaker related complications, the rate of complications is less except pacemaker pocket infection
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.
During this period there was only one (n=1) pacemaker pocket infection
with an overall infection rate of 1.
Also reported were 2 corneal, 1 peritoneal, 1 catheter-related, and 1 pacemaker pocket infection
plus 1 case each of endocarditis and osteomyelitis.