Long-term outcomes of totally implantable venous access devices

@article{Wang2017LongtermOO,
  title={Long-term outcomes of totally implantable venous access devices},
  author={Yi-Chia Wang and Pei-lin Lin and W H Chou and Chih-Peng Lin and Chi-Hsiang Huang},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2017},
  volume={25},
  pages={2049-2054}
}
PurposeIdentifying risk factors for premature totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) catheter removal is crucial; however, because of the diversity of study methodologies, there is no consensus on such factors. The objective of the present study was to identify such risk factors by applying a cohort design study with a long-term follow-up period.MethodsFor this cohort study, we selected cancer patients who had newly implanted TIVADs between July 2008 and December 2008. The follow-up… CONTINUE READING
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