Antimicrobial central venous catheters do not reduce infections in pre-term babiesBMJ 2019; 367 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4993 (Published 04 November 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l4993
- Rob Cook, clinical director1,
- Duncan Fortescue-Webb, clinical advisor2,
- Rosie Martin, clinical specialist1
- on behalf of NIHR Dissemination Centre
- 1Bazian, Economist Intelligence Unit healthcare, London, UK
- 2Wessex Institute, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
- Correspondence to R Cook
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).
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