The groin. Not such a ‘no-go’ area?

rpaicu —  August 27, 2012 — Leave a comment

So it seems the groin may not be as dirty as we thought…a meta-analysis from the prolific Paul Marik (see previous post on fluid resuscitation) shows that the femoral route for CVC insertion may not be associated with a higher rate of catheter related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) than the jugular or subclavian routes.

Femoral CVC not so bad for CRBSI Marik CCM 12

See also Scott Weingart’s blog on this, and listen to the podcast – an interview with Paul Marik in which he explains the results of his meta-analysis.


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