Intravenous literature: Izzi, G., Franchini, M., Bonetti, L. and Tagliaferri, A. (2010) The use of central venous catheters in haemophilia patients. Haemophilia. 16(Suppl 1), p.29-31.
Summary. Central venous access devices (CVADs) play an important role in the management of haemophilia patients requiring repeated and/or urgent administration of coagulation factor concentrates. In this article, we summarize current knowledge regarding the use of central venous catheters in these patients, indicating advantages and disadvantages of both fully implantable and external tunnelled CVADs. Finally, we describe our personal experience on the use of the external tunnelled catheter Broviac.