Venous access devices utilized in association with intensive cancer chemotherapy.

@article{Newman1989VenousAD,
  title={Venous access devices utilized in association with intensive cancer chemotherapy.},
  author={Kathryn A. Newman and William P. Reed and Carlos I. Bustamante and StephenC. Schimpff and J. Cris Wade},
  journal={European journal of cancer & clinical oncology},
  year={1989},
  volume={25 9},
  pages={
          1375-8
        }
}
Consistent and reliable venous access is a major component of the management of patients with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Venous access devices such as the long-term right atrial catheter and the subcutaneous port have become a major aspect of the supportive care of such individuals, with resultant advantages which have improved their quality of life. Yet, the occurrence of infectious and non-infectious complications restricts the usefulness of these devices and warrants a standardized… CONTINUE READING
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