Primary Article

Prevention of Microbial Catheter Contamination in Patients Receiving Parenteral Hyperalimentation

Authors: EDWARD M. COPELAND III MD, BRUCE V. MacFADYEN JR. MD, STANLEY J. DUDRICK MD

Abstract

Abstract: Infectious complications associated with long-term hyperalimentation via subclavian venous catheters were studied in a cross-section of patients with oncologic disease. The microbial catheter contamination rate was 7.5% and no septic complications resulted. We attribute our minimal complication rate to the technics of intravenous hyperalimentation outlined in the manuscript.

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