Catheter-related complications in cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition: a prospective study of over 51,000 catheter days.

@article{Cotogni2013CatheterrelatedCI,
  title={Catheter-related complications in cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition: a prospective study of over 51,000 catheter days.},
  author={Paolo Cotogni and Mauro Pittiruti and Cristina Barbero and Taira Monge and Augusta Palmo and Daniela Boggio Bertinet},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2013},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={375-83}
}
BACKGROUND Although home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is often indicated in cancer patients, many physicians are concerned about the risks potentially associated with the use of central venous access devices (VADs) in these patients. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the actual incidence of VAD-related complications in cancer patients on HPN. METHODS All adult cancer patient candidates for VAD insertion and HPN were enrolled. The incidence of complications associated with 4… CONTINUE READING