High incidence of severe twin hemodialysis catheter infections in elderly women. Possible roles of insufficient nutrition and social support.

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BACKGROUND Cuffed-tunneled hemodialysis (HD) catheters are recommended as a bridging therapy until peripheral access is available, but their long-term use is controversial. AIM To evaluate the complications and lifetime of twin-tunneled HD catheters and to identify parameters which could predict their outcome. METHODS 29 chronic HD patients (19 female… (More)

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