Locking of Tunneled Cuffed Hemodialysis Catheters with a Mixture of 45% Ethanol and 4% Trisodium Citrate is Effective in Preventing Catheter-Related Infections and Thrombosis


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Arikan T. , OYMAK O. , YILMAZ E. , ÜNAL A. , Oguzhan N. , KOÇYİĞİT I. , ...More

TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL, vol.25, no.2, pp.168-174, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5262/tndt.2016.1002.08
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH NEPHROLOGY DIALYSIS AND TRANSPLANTATION JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.168-174

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to investigate the effect of a mixture consisting of 45% ethanol and 4% trisodium citrate (E-TSC) on the development of catheter-related infection (CRI) and catheter thrombosis in hemodialysis patients.