How does the use of ventilatory support and invasive catheters affect the risk factors of sepsis/septic shock?

Updated: Oct 07, 2020
  • Author: Andre Kalil, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Ventilatory support and invasive catheters further increase the risk of infection. Avoiding the use of catheters or removing them as soon as possible may prevent sepsis.


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