Published in Cancer Weekly, July 18th, 2006
Study 1: The incidence of catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) in adult cancer patients was found to be low.
"Thrombosis of long-term central venous catheters (CVC) is a serious complication that causes morbidity and interrupts the infusion of chemotherapy, intravenous medication, and blood products. We performed a prospective study to examine the incidence, risk factors, and long-term complications of symptomatic CRT in adults with cancer. Consecutive patients with cancer, undergoing insertion of a CVC, were enrolled and prospectively followed while their catheter remained...
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