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Antimicrobial central venous catheters do not reduce infections in pre-term babies

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4993 (Published 04 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l4993

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NIHR’s research signals in The BMJ

  1. Rob Cook, clinical director1,
  2. Duncan Fortescue-Webb, clinical advisor2,
  3. Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
  4. on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
  1. 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
  2. 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
  1. Correspondence to R Cook rob.cook{at}bazian.com

The study

Gilbert R, Brown M, Rainford N et al. Antimicrobial-impregnated central venous catheters for prevention of neonatal bloodstream infection (PREVAIL): an open-label, parallel-group, pragmatic, randomised controlled trial. Lancet Child Adolesc Health 2019;3:381-90.

The study was funded by the NIHR Health Technology Assessment programme (project number 12/167/02).

To read the full NIHR Signal, go to https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/content/signal-000782/antimicrobial-central-venous-catheters-for-pre-term-babies-do-not-reduce-infections

Footnotes

  • Contributors: Anna Sayburn

  • All authors contributed to development and review of this summary, as part of the wider NIHR Signals editorial team. RC is guarantor.

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  • Competing interestsThe BMJ has judged that there are no disqualifying financial ties to commercial companies. The authors declare the following other interests: none

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