NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION, vol.22, no.12, pp.3533-3537, 2007 (SCI-Expanded)
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NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS TRANSPLANTATION
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
complications, dialysis catheter, heparin, heparin leak, VENOUS CATHETER, HEPARIN LOCK, CITRATE
Erciyes University Affiliated:
Background. Double lumen dialysis catheters are routinely heparin or citrate 'locked' to maintain patency. Heparin lock-related bleeding episodes and antibiotic lock-related toxicity have been reported. The aim of this study is to quantify the amount of leak during 'lock' procedures and to compare leakage for different double lumen dialysis catheters.