Research paper

Centralny żylny cewnik naczyniowy a ryzyko zakażeń odcewnikowych w pediatrycznej grupie pacjentów onkologicznych

Anna Milaniuk, Joanna Stefanowicz

Ann. Acad. Med. Gedan. 2015 (vol. 45), No 1: 19-33
Publication date: 2015-02-01
Language: pl


Central venous catheter plays a significant role in pediatric oncology, allowing safe administration of chemotherapy. When it comes to oncological patients, complications such as bloodstream infections, caused by implanted central catheter, are linked with a direct threat to the life of a patient, longer hospitalization and higher costs of treatment. Over the years, the number of bloodstream infections has been growing despite medical advances and the introduction of new medical solutions, aimed at reducing the risk of catheter-associated infections and improving the quality of life of those who receive chemotherapy treatment.

The aim of this work is to evaluate risk factors of catheter-associated infections as well as the etiology of microorganisms and their sensitivity to specific treatment in patients from the University Clinical Center in Gdańsk, Clinic of Pediatrics, Hematology and Oncology, Department of Oncological Chemotherapy. The analysis was based on data obtained from the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of the University Clinical Center in Gdańsk – it included microbiologically confirmed positive blood cultures, collected from central catheter tips or from catheter tips and peripheral blood.

Adres: lek. Anna Milaniuk
Klinika Pediatrii, Hematologii i Onkolgii GUMed
ul. Dębinki 7, 80-211 Gdańsk
e-mail: a.milaniuk@gumed.edu.pl