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Reduction of INCOR® driveline infection rate with silicone at the driveline exit site

Camboni, Daniele, Zerdzitzki, Matthaeus, Hirt, Stephan, Tandler, René, Weyand, Michael and Schmid, Christof (2016) Reduction of INCOR® driveline infection rate with silicone at the driveline exit site. Interactive CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, ivw336.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: A silicone interface at skin level of left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may reduce the risk of driveline (DL) exit site infections when compared with other materials (e. g. velour). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the rate of DL exit site infection according to the presence of silicone or velour at the exit site with the redesigned INCOR, facilitating the positioning of ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2016
Institutions:Medicine > Lehrstuhl für Herz-, Thorax- und herznahe Gefäßchirurgie
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10.1093/icvts/ivw336DOI
Keywords:VENTRICULAR ASSIST DEVICE; DESTINATION THERAPY; IMPLANTATION; MULTICENTER; OUTCOMES; SYSTEM; EXPERIENCE; REGISTRY; FAILURE; SUPPORT; Heart failure; Left ventricular assist device; Driveline exit site infection; Long-term support
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:38725
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