Central venous catheters: infection and patient susceptibility.


Infection is a major cause of morbidity in haemodialysis patients, of which between 25% and 50% of infections are related to vascular access, most commonly central venous catheters (CVCs) (Kessler et al, 1993). The morbidity associated with CVC infection provides a focus for research investigation, as there is limited knowledge available in relation to… (More)


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