- •Patients with malignancies at risk central line-associated blood infections and subsequent develop complications
- •Catheters are removed during hospitalization in the majority of acutely ill hematology-oncology patients with CLABSI (86.5%) with median time to removal of 11.8 hours
- •Catheter removal greater than 12 hours from culture result trended towards poorer outcomes, although differences were not statistically significant
- •Further investigation is warranted to determine the optimal timing of catheter removal in hematology-oncology with CLABSI
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