Transcutaneously tunneled central venous lines in cancer patients: An analysis of device-related morbidity factors based on prospective data collection Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheterization, Central Venous

abstract

  • Transcutaneous tunneled central venous lines can be placed safely, with a considerable incidence of subsequent device-specific complications, but a high salvage rate. Factors determining outcome are related to device placement, as well as the patient's disease status. In this study, patients alive 90 days after catheter placement had a 37% chance for a device complication, with a 20% chance for device loss. Future analyses of intermediate-term intravenous access should employ the measurement of device-specific outcome as a reference parameter to assess clinical results.

publication date

  • July 2000

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 10894140

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 441

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 7

number

  • 6