Single-centre experience with tunnelled central venous catheters in 150 cancer patients.

@article{Koolen2002SinglecentreEW,
  title={Single-centre experience with tunnelled central venous catheters in 150 cancer patients.},
  author={David A. Koolen and Hanneke W M van Laarhoven and Theo Wobbes and Cornelis J. A. Punt},
  journal={The Netherlands journal of medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={397-401}
}
BACKGROUND Tunnelled venous catheters improve venous access in cancer patients, but are associated with complications. We retrospectively analysed the outcome of Hickman catheter and Port-A-Cath (PAC) insertion in cancer patients from a department of medical oncology and compared these results with the literature. METHODS The files of patients in whom insertion of a Hickman or PAC was planned in the period March 1992 to August 1999 were analysed. RESULTS In total, 150 files were evaluated… CONTINUE READING

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