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Catheter pinch-off syndrome: recognition and management.

Authors
  • Andris, D A
  • Krzywda, E A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of intravenous nursing : the official publication of the Intravenous Nurses Society
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1997
Volume
20
Issue
5
Pages
233–237
Identifiers
PMID: 9369623
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Catheter pinch-off syndrome is an uncommon and often unrecognized complication of central venous catheters. The cause, clinical diagnosis, and management of this unique catheter occlusion are reviewed. Nurses can play a key role in the early detection of catheter pinch-off syndrome as well as the prevention of subsequent catheter fracture and embolization.

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