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Criteria for Infections Associated with Vascular Access Ports (VAP)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with a vascular access port (VAP) for evidence of infection using the criteria of Douard et al.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Cardiology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Hematology Oncology

Objective:

risk factors, criteria for diagnosis, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

T85.7, Z45.2

Description:

Vascular access ports (VAP) may be associated with nosocomial infections. Identification of the infection type can help determine the best management strategy. The authors are from Hopital Saint Louis and Hopital Bichat-Claude Bernard AP-HP in Paris.

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