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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)

Pohl, Fabian, Hartmann, Werner, Holzmann, Thomas, Gensicke, Sandra, Kölbl, Oliver and Hautmann, Matthias (2014) 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). BMC Infectious Diseases 14 (41).

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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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Item type:Article
Date:25 January 2014
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Strahlentherapie
Projects:Open Access Publizieren (DFG)
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10.1186/1471-2334-14-41DOI
Keywords:Luer access split septum system; C-port; Central venous catheter; Contamination; Health risks
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technology > 610 Medical sciences Medicine
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:29624
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