Patients’ perceptions of having a central venous catheter or a totally implantable subcutaneous port system–results from a randomised study in acute leukaemia

@article{Johansson2008PatientsPO,
  title={Patients’ perceptions of having a central venous catheter or a totally implantable subcutaneous port system–results from a randomised study in acute leukaemia},
  author={Eva Johansson and Per Engervall and Hj{\"o}rdis Bj{\"o}rvell and Robert Hast and Magnus Bj{\"o}rkholm},
  journal={Supportive Care in Cancer},
  year={2008},
  volume={17},
  pages={137-143}
}
The selection process of type of central venous access device (CVAD) in patients with acute leukaemia (AL) is generally based on appropriate catheter capacity/function and risk of complications in relation to the planned length of therapy. Advantages and disadvantages of the CVAD from the patient’s perspective should also be important parts in the selection of type of device. Perceptions on having a CVAD were thus analysed in a series of adult patients with AL included in a prospective… CONTINUE READING

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