Critical appraisal:Abate ME, Sánchez OE, Boschi R, Raspanti C, Loro L, Affinito D, et al 2013 6

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Abate ME, Sánchez OE, Boschi R, Raspanti C, Loro L, Affinito D, et al. Analysis of Risk Factors for Central Venous Catheter-Related Complications: A Prospective Observational Study in Pediatric Patients With Bone Sarcomas. Cancer Nurs 2013 Jun 17 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782516.


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Key Facts

Study Design

case series

Study aims:

The objective of this study was to determine the incidence of CVC complications in children with bone sarcomas and if defined clinical variables represent a risk factor.

Number of Patients:

155

Reported outcome(s):

Complete occlusion

Results of outcome(s):

6/155 (3.9%)

Includes an economic evaluation

no

Evidence ratings

Level of evidence

IV

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Abate ME, Sánchez OE, Boschi R, Raspanti C, Loro L, Affinito D, et al. Analysis of Risk Factors for Central Venous Catheter-Related Complications: A Prospective Observational Study in Pediatric Patients With Bone Sarcomas. Cancer Nurs 2013 Jun 17 Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782516.
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Guidelines:Central Venous Access Devices
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