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[Correspondence] Preventing bloodstream infection in children: What’s the CATCH?

Ruth Gilbert and colleagues1 (April 23, p 1732) compared impregnated (heparin or minocycline-rifampicin) with non-impregnated central venous catheters in paediatric intensive care units. In their secondary analyses, antibiotic-impregnated central venous catheters reduced the risk of bloodstream infection compared with standard central venous catheters (hazard ratio 0·43, 95% CI 0·20–0·96), but did not reduce mortality.