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double lumen cathether

P Volkow, O Téllez, C Vázquez, C Aguilar, M Valencia, L Barrera, A Alferián, J Zinser, P Sobrevilla, A Acosta, J Texcocano, D Vilar-Compte, E Reynoso
Peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (PBSCT) requires a high-flow catheter for adequate cell collection by apheresis and long i.v. support, this is usually achieved by multiple catheters. We analyzed our experience with Mahurkar or Permacath for apheresis and long-term i.v. support in PBSCT, cared for exclusively by an i.v. therapy team. Fifty-six catheters were used in 53 patients that completed PBSCT (28 Permacath and 28 Mahurkar). In 10 patients (19%) the same catheter was used for multiple PBSCT. The average stay was 58...
November 1997: Bone Marrow Transplantation
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