[Surface changes of intravenous catheters after antineoplastic chemotherapy].

During long-term venous catheter implantation, septic and thrombotic complications are quite frequent. In the case reported, the failure of systemic and local antibiotic therapy during repeated septicaemia due to Bacillus cereus at the time of intensive chemotherapy led to a scanning electron microscopy study of the used silicone catheter. There were marked… CONTINUE READING