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Brian S. Alper, MD, MSPH, and Cynthia Brown, MD

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Replacing IV peripheral cannula for prevention of bacteremia

Level 1: Likely reliable evidenceThe necessity for routine replacement of an IV peripheral cannula to prevent bacteremia was evaluated in a high-quality randomized trial. Patients older than 18 years (N = 755) without current bacteremia or immunosuppressive therapy were randomized to IV catheter replacement only when clinically indicated vs. routine replacement every three days (BMJ.…

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