Between the lines: The 50th anniversary of long-term central venous catheters.

  title={Between the lines: The 50th anniversary of long-term central venous catheters.},
  author={K. Gow and D. Tapper and Robert O. Hickman},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={213 5},
  • K. Gow, D. Tapper, Robert O. Hickman
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • American journal of surgery
  • BACKGROUND Tunneled central venous catheters (CVC) were developed five decades ago. [...] Key MethodDATA SOURCE A literature review of common catheters and personal communication with inventors. Only first person accounts from inventors or those close to the invention were used. CONCLUSIONS CVCs are now essential devices that have saved countless lives. Though the inventors have earned the honor of naming their catheters, it may be reasonable to consider more consistent terminology to describe these catheters…Expand Abstract
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