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Occlusion reduction and heparin elimination trial using an antireflux device on peripheral and central venous catheters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19142148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catheter occlusion and thrombosis are common problems associated with central venous catheters, peripherally inserted central catheters, and peripheral intravenous catheters. A prospective study was performed at a community hospital to determine whether an antireflux valve device would reduce the frequency of complications in these catheters and safely allow the elimination of heparin flushes for central venous catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters. The study compared complications with current intravenous practice to complication rates for the antireflux valve device. The study used evidence obtained during this trial to institute the best clinical practice.
Lisa M Jasinsky; Julie Wurster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1539-0667     ISO Abbreviation:  J Infus Nurs     Publication Date:    2009 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-14     Completed Date:  2009-03-10     Revised Date:  2009-10-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101124170     Medline TA:  J Infus Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-9     Citation Subset:  N    
Radiology, Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth, Columbus, Ohio 43228, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheters, Indwelling* / adverse effects
Equipment Design*
Heparin / administration & dosage*
Hospitals, Community
Prospective Studies
Thrombosis / prevention & control*
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Erratum In:
J Infus Nurs. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(4):195

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