Despite advances in the design and care of in-dwelling catheters, sepsis remains a significant problem in patients on long-term parenteral nutritional. In recent years there have been a number of reports concerning the successful use of totally implanted subcutaneous venous access devices in the management of patients requiring long-term intermittent intravenous administration of cytotoxic therapy and frequent blood sampling. The use of such a system for the administration of supplementary home parenteral nutrition in a patient with short-bowel syndrome is reported.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||British Journal of Clinical Practice|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1990|
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