- Density of microbial colonization on external and internal surfaces of concurrently placed intravascular devicesDavid Boon Chai Koh
Launceston General Hospital, School of Human Life Sciences, University of Tasmania, Australia
Am J Crit Care 21:162-71. 2012..Intravascular devices provide essential vascular access for management of critically ill patients but can be associated with bloodstream infections...
- A retrospective study to determine whether accessing frequency affects the incidence of microbial colonisation in peripheral arterial cathetersD B C Koh
University of Tasmania, Intensive and Coronary Care Unit, Launceston General Hospital and Clifford Craig Medical Research Trust, Launceston, Tasmania
Anaesth Intensive Care 38:678-84. 2010..We were unable to demonstrate that the accessing frequency of an arterial catheter was a major predisposing factor for the likelihood of colonisation. Other mechanisms other than hub colonisation should be investigated further...