Long-term complications in totally implantable venous access devices: randomized study comparing subclavian and internal jugular vein puncture.

@article{Ribeiro2012LongtermCI,
  title={Long-term complications in totally implantable venous access devices: randomized study comparing subclavian and internal jugular vein puncture.},
  author={Rodrigo Chaves Ribeiro and Simone de Campos Vieira Abib and Alexandre Santos Aguiar and S{\'e}rgio Tomaz Schettini},
  journal={Pediatric blood & cancer},
  year={2012},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={274-7}
}
BACKGROUND This prospective randomized study evaluated complications related to long-term totally implantable catheters in oncologic children and adolescents by comparing venopunction performed either in the jugular or subclavian vein. METHODS A total of 83 catheters were implanted from January 2004 to April 2006 and followed-up until March 2008. Patients were randomly allocated to the subclavian or jugular vein group. The endpoint was complications that led to catheter revision or catheter… CONTINUE READING

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