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Antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection in newborn infants

Overview of attention for article published in Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2015
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Title
Antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters for prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection in newborn infants
Published in
Cochrane database of systematic reviews, September 2015
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd011078.pub2
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Authors

Munisha Balain, Sam J Oddie, William McGuire

Abstract

Central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in newborn infants cared for in neonatal units. Potential strategies to prevent these infections include the use of central venous catheters impregnated with antimicrobial agents. To determine the effect of antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infection in newborn infants. We searched the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL 2015, Issue 8), MEDLINE (1966 to September 2015), EMBASE (1980 to September 2015), CINAHL (1982 to September 2015), conference proceedings and previous reviews. Randomised or quasi-randomised controlled trials comparing central venous catheters impregnated or coated with any antibiotic or antiseptic versus central venous catheters without antibiotic or antiseptic coating or impregnation in newborn infants. We extracted data using the standard methods of the Cochrane Neonatal Group, with independent evaluation of risk of bias and data extraction by two review authors. We found only one small trial (N = 98). This trial found that silver zeolite-impregnated umbilical venous catheters reduced the incidence of bloodstream infection in very preterm infants (risk ratio 0.11, 95% confidence interval 0.01 to 0.87; risk difference -0.17, 95% CI -0.30 to -0.04; number needed to treat for benefit 6, 95% CI 3 to 25]. Although the data from one small trial indicates that antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters might prevent catheter-related bloodstream infection in newborn infants, the available evidence is insufficient to guide clinical practice. A large, simple and pragmatic randomised controlled trial is needed to resolve on-going uncertainty.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
South Africa 1 2%
Unknown 56 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 23%
Student > Bachelor 12 21%
Researcher 7 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 9%
Other 4 7%
Other 8 14%
Unknown 8 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 24 42%
Nursing and Health Professions 14 25%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 2%
Other 4 7%
Unknown 11 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 15. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 July 2018.
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#1,140,635
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Outputs from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#3,325
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#26,155
of 249,715 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Cochrane database of systematic reviews
#114
of 264 outputs
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