Catheter-related complications in cancer patients on home parenteral nutrition: a prospective study of over 51,000 catheter days

Mauro Pittiruti, Dario Pitocco

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Abstract

Although home parenteral nutrition (HPN) is often indicated in cancer patients, many physicians are concerned about the risks potentially associated with the use of central venous access devices (VADs) in these patients. The aim of this prospective study was to investigate the actual incidence of VAD-related complications in cancer patients on HPN.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)375-383
Number of pages9
JournalJPEN. JOURNAL OF PARENTERAL AND ENTERAL NUTRITION
Volume37
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Catheter-Related Infections
  • Catheterization, Peripheral
  • Central Venous Catheters
  • Enterobacter cloacae
  • Enterococcus
  • Escherichia coli
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasms
  • Parenteral Nutrition, Home
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Factors
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Venous Thrombosis

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