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Title: Percutaneus translumbar inferior vena cava venous access in an intensive care patient.
Authors: De Keulenaer, B L
Democratis, J C
Wilks, M
Stephens, D P
De Backer, A I
Affiliation: Department of Intensive Care, Royal Darwin Hospital, Rocklands Drive, Tiwi, Northern Territory, Australia.
Citation: Acta clinica Belgica 2005 Nov-Dec; 60(6): 373-6
Abstract: We report the case of a critically ill 30-year-old chronic haemodialysis patient with a history of intravenous substance abuse whose intravenous access sites had become exhausted. She subsequently underwent elective insertion of a percutaneous translumbar inferior vena caval paired Tesio catheter and peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line). This technique has been used successfully in patients who require longstanding central venous access (hyperalimentation, chemotherapy, chronic renal hemodialysis patients). This approach could be an alternative where the standard access routes have become non-viable.
DOI: 10.1179/acb.2005.056
ISSN: 1784-3286
Type: Case Reports
Journal Article
Subjects: Adult
Catheterization, Central Venous
Kidney Failure, Chronic
Lumbar Vertebrae
Critical Care
Renal Dialysis
Vena Cava, Inferior
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