Prevalence and correlates of central venous catheter use among haemodialysis patients in the Irish health system - a national study

Wael Hussein, Husham Mohammed, Leonard Browne, Liam Plant & Austin Stack
Abstract Background Central venous catheters (CVC) are associated with substantial morbidity and mortality among patients undergoing haemodialysis (HD), yet they are frequently used as the primary vascular access for many patients on HD. The goal of this study was to determine the prevalence and variation in CVC use across centres in the Irish health system. Methods Data from the National Kidney Disease Clinical Patient Management System (KDCPMS) was used to determine CVC use and patterns...
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