Elective removal of cuffed central venous catheters in children

  title={Elective removal of cuffed central venous catheters in children},
  author={Anselm Chi-Wai Lee},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
Subcutaneously tunneled, cuffed central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly used in children undergoing cytotoxic chemotherapy or hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation. When their use is no longer indicated or precluded by mechanical or infectious complications, CVCs have to be removed. General instructions on how cuffed CVC should be removed are available in the medical texts but none is adapted for use in children. A literature search from the MEDLINE and EMBASE to identify articles… CONTINUE READING
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