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Risk of infection due to medical interventions via central venous catheters or implantable venous access port systems at the middle port of a three-way cock: luer lock cap vs. luer access split septum system (Q-Syte)

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-296249
Pohl, Fabian ; Hartmann, Werner ; Holzmann, Thomas ; Gensicke, Sandra ; Kölbl, Oliver ; Hautmann, Matthias
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Abstract

Background Many cancer patients receive a central venous catheter or port system prior to therapy to assure correct drug administration. Even appropriate hygienic intervention maintenance carries the risk of contaminating the middle port (C-port) of a three-way cock (TWC), a risk that increases with the number of medical interventions. Because of the complexity of the cleaning procedure with ...

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