Repair of central venous catheters in home parenteral nutrition patients

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CVC repairs can be performed in the office or on the ward and are cost effective when compared with CVC replacement. When performed by trained clinical staff, the procedures are highly successful and associated with low risk” Salonen et al (2019).

Abstract:

For patients receiving home parenteral nutrition (HPN), vascular access with a central venous catheter (CVC) is essential to safely administer parenteral nutrition (PN) to meet their nutrition and hydration needs. Unfortunately, despite rigorous training and prevention strategies, CVCs are susceptible to complications such as infection, occlusion, thrombosis, and mechanical failure. Much of the published research on CVC complications focuses on infections; however, catheter occlusions and mechanical failures also contribute significantly to catheter dysfunction and loss. Frequent CVC exchanges put HPN patients at risk of loss of vascular access, making it essential that any strategies that can salvage the CVC be implemented prior to removal. CVC repair is 1 technique that can be utilized to avoid CVC exchanges in certain situations. CVC repairs can be performed in the office or on the ward and are cost effective when compared with CVC replacement. When performed by trained clinical staff, the procedures are highly successful and associated with low risk.

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Reference:

Salonen, B.R., Bonnes, S.L., Mundi, M.S. and Lal, S. (2019) Repair of Central Venous Catheters in Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients. Nutrition in Clinical Practice. February 7th. .

doi: 10.1002/ncp.10262.

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