The impact of catheter-restricted filling with cefotaxime and heparin on the lifespan of temporary hemodialysis catheters: a case controlled study.

@article{Saxena2005TheIO,
  title={The impact of catheter-restricted filling with cefotaxime and heparin on the lifespan of temporary hemodialysis catheters: a case controlled study.},
  author={Anil K. Saxena and Bodh Raj Panhotra},
  journal={Journal of nephrology},
  year={2005},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={
          755-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND Reduction in the rates of major complications such as infection and thrombosis that limit the lifespan of hemodialysis (HD) catheters could conceivably lead to improved survival of "temporary" non-tunneled HD catheters (NTCs). This study was designed to evaluate the impact of the "locking"' of a broad-spectrum antibiotic-cefotaxime with heparin, on the incidence of catheter thrombosis, catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and the NTC lifespan. METHODS This prospective… CONTINUE READING

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