Central venous catheterization: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.

@article{Mer2009CentralVC,
  title={Central venous catheterization: a prospective, randomized, double-blind study.},
  author={Mervyn Mer and Adriano G. Dus{\'e} and Jacqueline Suzanne Galpin and Guy Antony Richards},
  journal={Clinical and applied thrombosis/hemostasis : official journal of the International Academy of Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={19-26}
}
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are extensively used worldwide. Mechanical, infectious and thrombotic complications are well described with their use and may be associated with prolonged hospitalization, increased medical costs and mortality. CVCs account for an estimated 90% of all catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and a host of risk factors for CVC-related infections have been documented. The duration of use of CVCs remains controversial and the length of time such devices can… CONTINUE READING
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