Comparative Study of the Infection Rates of Broviac/hickman Catheters (bhc) and Totally Implantable Venous Devices (ivd) in Pediatric Oncology Patients

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We reviewed the records of 30 patients with 37 venous access catheters who were prospectively identified at time of placement to compare complications of BHC (Broviac or Hickman, n=20) and IVD (Mediport or Infusaport, n=17). Choice of catheter type (BHC or IVD) was fay parental discretion. The groups were comparable with respect to age [BHC: mean 5.4y(0.3y… (More)
DOI: 10.1203/00006450-198704010-01025

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@article{Wurzel1987ComparativeSO, title={Comparative Study of the Infection Rates of Broviac/hickman Catheters (bhc) and Totally Implantable Venous Devices (ivd) in Pediatric Oncology Patients}, author={Carol L Wurzel and Lorry G. Rubin and Karen Ilalom}, journal={Pediatric Research}, year={1987}, volume={21}, pages={338A-338A} }