Usefulness of exchanging a tunneled central venous catheter using a subcutaneous fibrous sheath.


OBJECTIVES The reserve of the venous route to the central veins is important for long-term parenteral nutrition (PN). Frequent catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI) induces occlusion of the venous routes. Therefore, a modified exchange procedure using a tunneled central venous catheter (CVC) with a fibrous sheath was developed to preserve the route… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.nut.2010.05.005


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