Ethanol-lock technique in the treatment of bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients with broviac catheter.

@article{Dannenberg2003EthanollockTI,
  title={Ethanol-lock technique in the treatment of bloodstream infections in pediatric oncology patients with broviac catheter.},
  author={Claudia Dannenberg and Uta Bierbach and Antje Rothe and Joerg Beer and Dieter Koerholz},
  journal={Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={616-21}
}
PURPOSE To assess the ethanol-lock technique as a means of treating central venous line infections. Bloodstream infections in patients with tunneled central venous catheters can lead to removal of the lines. METHODS Twenty-eight children and adolescents aged 2 to 18 years, with different types of cancer, had Broviac catheters and presented with positive blood culture and clinical signs of infection between January 2000 and December 2001. The ethanol-lock technique was performed 24 times in 18… CONTINUE READING
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