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Why is the risk elevated for staphylococcus aureus infection for those on home parenteral nutrition?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Risk of infection

The risk resides with the insertion site of the intravenous catheter.
The insertion site is a breach of skin where skin bacteria can gain entrance into the vein. Staph is a skin bacteria. Hence, controlling infection risk requires strict technique and extreme carefulness at the catheter site. Wearing gloves. Purell, Extreme caution with connections.

In brief: Risk of infection

The risk resides with the insertion site of the intravenous catheter.
The insertion site is a breach of skin where skin bacteria can gain entrance into the vein. Staph is a skin bacteria. Hence, controlling infection risk requires strict technique and extreme carefulness at the catheter site. Wearing gloves. Purell, Extreme caution with connections.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: TPN

Anyone on TPN has a propensity to develop infections due to the high content of glucose.
It will not be surprising staph infections occur.

In brief: TPN

Anyone on TPN has a propensity to develop infections due to the high content of glucose.
It will not be surprising staph infections occur.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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