Correlation between “malfunctioning events” and catheter-related infections in pediatric cancer patients bearing tunneled indwelling central venous catheter: results of a prospective observational study

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To evaluate the possible link between malfunctioning events and catheter related infections in indwelling central venous devices in children with cancer. Prospective observation of 418 devices inserted in 2 Italian tertiary care pediatric cancer centers. The presence of a relationship was identified if a malfunctioning event was followed by a catheter… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00520-005-0802-y

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