Effect of port-care frequency on venous port catheter-related complications in cancer patients

@article{Odabas2013EffectOP,
  title={Effect of port-care frequency on venous port catheter-related complications in cancer patients},
  author={Hatice Ilhan Odabas and Nuriye Yıldırım Ozdemir and Ipek Ziraman and Sercan Aksoy and H{\"u}seyin Abali and Berna Cakmak Oksuzoglu and Metin Işik and Burak Civelek and Doǧan Dede and Nurullah Zengin},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Oncology},
  year={2013},
  volume={19},
  pages={761-766}
}
Subcutaneous central venous port catheters (SCVPC) are of great importance in the treatment of patients with malignancies since they provide secure vascular access. Our aim was to assess the impact of long-term catheter care frequency on the frequency of port-related complications. Two hundred and seven patients who had not been on active chemotherapy through their SCVPC for at least 3 months were enrolled into the study. Those who received catheter care every 3 months or more frequently were… CONTINUE READING

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