[Infections on catheters in hemodialysis: Temporal fluctuations of the infectious risk].

Abstract

BACKGROUND International guidelines recommend to limit the long-term use of central-veinous catheters in patients undergoing hemodialysis, because they expose the patient to a higher infectious risk than the fistulas. However, for some patients with comorbidity, switching to a permanent vascular access is not possible. In such case, the catheter is used for… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nephro.2017.01.021

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