Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Enterococcus


Clinical profile of hemodialysis catheter related bloodstream infections.

Moturu Venkata Viswanath; Raghavendra Sadineni; Vara prasada Rao K; Praveen Kumar Kolla

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 1421-1435

Introduction: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a critical problem in dialysis
center.
Aim: To study the prevalence of central venous catheter related blood stream infections and to
identify the microbiological profile of organisms causing CRBSI.
Materials and Methods: This prospective observational study carried out at Dialysis unit over
a period of two years on 145 hemodialysis patients, who had cultures of catheter and blood
samples were studied.
Results: A total of 557 haemodialysis catheters (tunnelled and non-tunnelled) were
inserted during the study period, and among them, CRBSIs was seen in 145 cases.Mean
duration of dialysis catheters in situ was 20.6days.99 (68.2%) patients were males, and 46
(31.7%) were females. Diabetes mellitus (76.5 %) was the most common premorbid illness
associated with CRBSI. 81.3% patients found to be below 10 mg/dl of Hb, and
68.3%patients had leucocytosis. Among 145 of CRBSI, blood cultures were positive in 48
patients, and 97 patients were culture negative.45.8% isolates were gram-positive and
52.8% isolates were gram-negative bacteria, and one isolate was found to be fungal
infection.Among gram positive, CONS were most isolated, followed by Enterococcus,
MSSA and MRSA.

Clinical profile of hemodialysis catheter related bloodstream infections

Moturu Venkata Viswanath; Dr. Raghavendra Sadineni; Dr. Vara prasada Rao K; Prof. Praveen Kumar Kolla

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 919-933

Introduction: Catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) is a critical problem in dialysis center.
Aim: To study the prevalence of central venous catheter related blood stream infections and to identify the microbiological profile of organisms causing CRBSI.
Materials and Methods: This prospective observational study carried out at Dialysis unit over a period of two years on 145 hemodialysis patients, who had cultures of catheter and blood samples were studied.