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Central venous access device occlusions: part 1: thrombotic causes and treatment.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12574680     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many home care patients have central venous access devices to administer a variety of infusion therapies. Catheter occlusion is a potential complication. This month, catheter occlusion due to thrombotic causes is addressed. In many cases, thrombotic occlusions can be treated, sparing patients trauma and the expense of replacing the catheter. Thrombolytic drug therapy using the drug alteplase can be performed in the home setting to "declot" central venous access devices. Next month, occlusion due to nonthrombotic causes will be described.
Lisa A Gorski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Home healthcare nurse     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0884-741X     ISO Abbreviation:  Home Healthc Nurse     Publication Date:  2003 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-07     Completed Date:  2003-04-02     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403379     Medline TA:  Home Healthc Nurse     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  115-21; quiz 122     Citation Subset:  N    
Covenant Home Health and Hospice, Milwaukee, WI 53225, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / nursing*
Catheters, Indwelling*
Equipment Failure
Home Care Services
Nursing Assessment
Thrombolytic Therapy / methods*
Thrombosis / drug therapy*,  etiology,  prevention & control

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