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
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..View full abstract