Long Term Complications of the Indwelling Central Line Catheters

  • Jose R. Marti


The ability of providing a route for continuous infusion and the delivery of medications on an outpatient basis has been made possible by the catheters designed by Broviac and Hickman, initially utilized for patients requiring long term parenteral nutrition.(1)


Continuous Infusion Thromboembolic Complication Exit Site Pump Failure Wrong Dose 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jose R. Marti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of SurgeryState University of New York Downstate Medical CenterBrooklynUSA

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