tunnel infection


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tunnel infection

Infectious disease A catheter-related infection seen in tunneled central venous catheters Clinical Erythema, tenderness, induration of skin and subcutaneous tissue extending > 2 cm from the skin exit site. See Central venous catheter.
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7%) patients were transferred to HD which resulted from peritonitis/ exit-site and/or tunnel infection in 85 (64.
One participant had a co-existing bacteremia and tunnel infection (also reported above), which grew MSSA from the blood cultures.
Successful PD programs make every attempt to prevent catheter-related infections, which include exit-site and tunnel infections, and peritonitis.
Exit site infections (ESIs) and/or tunnel infections often precede an episode of peritonitis and are significant as they may lead to peritonitis and PD catheter removal (Piraino, 1996).
A brand new PD catheter should be dressed with a non occlusive dressing that is changed only under sterile conditions by a PD nurse to prevent early bacterial colonization and exit site or tunnel infection (Gokal et al.
2,6) Conditions that make therapy more difficult include cuff and/or tunnel infections or infections due to resistant or virulent organisms, such as Pseudomonas sp.
2004) was done to assess variables associated with CVC exit sites, tunnel infections, bacteremia and sepsis.
Prophylaxis for exit/ tunnel infections using mupirocin.
Tunnel infections involve an extending tenderness, erythema, or induration along the subcutaneous tract of a tunneled catheter.