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Safety of Catheter Lock With or Without Heparin in Implanted Central Venous Catheters

2014-08-27 03:18:41 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Long-term central venous access devices are considered as safe for the administration of medication as chemotherapy, but are also used for blood sampling. For years these catheters have been locked with a heparin solution in order to avoid occlusion. However, no scientific evidence supports heparin locking when the device is not in use. Advanced technology as needleless caps and valved catheters and port reservoirs confirms this trend to use 'saline only' for locking these devices. Therefore the investigators hypothesize is that there will be no difference in proportion of occlusions and catheter related bacteremia in long-term venous access devices locked with 'saline only' versus with heparin.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Conditions

Oncology, Medical

Intervention

normal saline

Location

Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven
Leuven
Vlaams-Brabant
Belgium
3000

Status

Recruiting

Source

Universitaire Ziekenhuizen Leuven

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:41-0400

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