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Percutaneus translumbar inferior vena cava venous access in an intensive care patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16502599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report the case of a critically ill 30-year-old chronic haemodialysis patient with a history of intravenous substance abuse whose intravenous access sites had become exhausted. She subsequently underwent elective insertion of a percutaneous translumbar inferior vena caval paired Tesio catheter and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line). This technique has been used successfully in patients who require longstanding central venous access (hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, chronic renal hemodialysis patients). This approach could be an alternative where the standard access routes have become non-viable.
B L De Keulenaer; J C Democratis; M Wilks; D P Stephens; A I De Backer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta clinica Belgica     Volume:  60     ISSN:  1784-3286     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Clin Belg     Publication Date:    2005 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-04-11     Revised Date:  2014-03-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370306     Medline TA:  Acta Clin Belg     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  373-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / methods*
Intensive Care*
Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy*
Lumbar Vertebrae
Renal Dialysis*
Vena Cava, Inferior*

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