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Hemodialysis catheter-associated endocarditis: clinical features, risks, and costs.
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PMID:  12753689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Endocarditis associated with vascular access catheters for hemodialysis (HD) is a catastrophic but not widely appreciated phenomenon. Its current incidence, clinical outcome, and associated costs are not easily ascertained. Increasing use of tunneled catheters for HD access may result in a larger pool of patients at risk for endocarditis. We present two representative cases, review recent trends, and assess the current potential for additional cases.
Stephen Sandroni; Rita McGill; Deborah Brouwer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in dialysis     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0894-0959     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Dial     Publication Date:    2003 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-05-19     Completed Date:  2003-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8911629     Medline TA:  Semin Dial     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  263-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / adverse effects*
Catheterization, Peripheral
Endocarditis / etiology*

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