Psychosocial complaints are associated with venous access-device related complications in patients on home parenteral nutrition.

@article{Waal2011PsychosocialCA,
  title={Psychosocial complaints are associated with venous access-device related complications in patients on home parenteral nutrition.},
  author={Getty Huisman-de Waal and Michelle W J Versleijen and Theo van Achterberg and Jan B. M. J. Jansen and Hans P. Sauerwein and Lisette Schoonhoven and Geert J. A. Wanten},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2011},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={588-95}
}
BACKGROUND Complications related to venous access devices (VADs) remain the major drawback of home parenteral nutrition (HPN) support. In addition to technical issues, patients also experience psychosocial problems. The aim of this study is to present an overview of VAD-related complications in patients on long-term HPN and to assess whether these adversities are related to experienced psychosocial problems and quality of life (QOL). METHODS Information on VAD-related complications was… CONTINUE READING

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