Dialysis: dementia and prior catheter dysfunction are under-identified risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infection | NKF

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Takeaway

  • Dementia and prior catheter dysfunction are under-identified and under-documented risk factors for catheter-related bloodstream infection (CABSI). 

Why this matters

  • Patients with dementia may have higher rates of CABSI because of lack of proper care and hygiene technique.
  • Im...