Journal article

Prevention and treatment of intraluminal catheter thrombosis in children hospitalised in a paediatric intensive care unit.

Ana de Lorenzo-Pinto, Amelia C Sánchez-Galindo, Silvia Manrique-Rodríguez, Cecilia M Fernández-Llamazares, Sarah Nicole Fernández-Lafever, Miriam García San-Prudencio, Lucía Cortejoso, María Sanjurjo-Sáez

J Paediatr Child Health | Published : 2014

Abstract

AIM: The aim of the study was to develop and implement a protocol for the prevention and treatment of catheter related intraluminal thrombosis in a paediatric intensive care unit METHODS: A computerised search was carried out on MEDLINE, through PubMed, using the medical subject heading 'central venous catheter', 'central venous access device', 'central venous line' associated with 'occlusion', 'obstruction', 'catheter-related thrombosis', 'critically ill patients' and 'thrombolytic therapy'. References of reviewed articles were also searched for relevant titles as well as non-randomised controlled trials and series of cases when no information of higher level of evidence was available. RESU..

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