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[Protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of catheter related infections in patients with home parenteral nutrition].

Authors
  • de la Cuerda Compés, C
  • Bretón Lesmes, I
  • Bonada Sanjaume, A
  • Planas Vila, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Revista clínica española
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2005
Volume
205
Issue
8
Pages
386–391
Identifiers
PMID: 16143087
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

One of the most frequent complications of home parenteral nutrition is parenteral nutrition catheter infection. Prevention of these complications by adequate protocols on the catheter cares manages to decrease significantly the number of infections. Diagnosis and treatment of these infections should be done early to avoid loss of central venous accesses that may affect the treatment with this nutritional support modality in the long term. The existence of a protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of infections related with the catheter is, thus, of great value in the treatment of these patients.

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