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Management of infectious and cutaneous complications in vascular access.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9304736     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Infectious complications in vascular access grafts, primarily seen in those using synthetic graft material, are the major cause of morbidity and mortality in this high-risk group of dialysis-dependent patients. These patients are more prone to infection because of their age, renal failure, and other associated diseases such as diabetes, and they do not fight infections well. This chapter discusses the pathogenesis and bacteriology of these infections and their clinical signs and symptoms. Preventive management can obviate most of these infectious complications and is also outlined. Surgical intervention must be specifically tailored to each patient and their graft, and in many cases alternatives need to be considered.
A Kudva; R J Hye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in vascular surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  0895-7967     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Vasc Surg     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-10-30     Completed Date:  1997-10-30     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809602     Medline TA:  Semin Vasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  184-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego 92103-8401, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antibiotic Prophylaxis*
Bacterial Infections / drug therapy,  etiology,  therapy*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects*
Renal Dialysis / adverse effects*
Skin Diseases, Infectious / etiology,  therapy*

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