Journal of Antimicrobial Agents

ISSN: 2472-1212

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Scoppettuolo G


  • Short Communication
    Update on Peripherically Inserted Central Catheters in Patients with HIV in a tertiary hospital
    Author(s): Lardo S, Scoppettuolo G and Dolcetti LLardo S, Scoppettuolo G and Dolcetti L

    Literature on patients with HIV and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter “PICC“ published on MEDLINE database in English and Spanish have thoroughly been studied, revised and updated. We reviewed the medical records of all Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infected patients with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter “PICC” implanted from 2010 to 2016. In view of changes over the past in the intravenous management of patients with AIDS and infectious disease, we performed at Policlinico Gemelli Hospital a retrospective study of the last six years, in which we had reviewed all HIV infected patients with PICCs. Retrospectively we have evaluated the clinical severity of patients enrolled using Charlson-Deyo comorbidity score. Our hospital has 1500 beds. There are two departments of infectious diseases for a total of 40 beds. There is an outpatient.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2472-1212.1000163

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