Does prophylactic anticoagulation reduce the risk of femoral tunneled dialysis catheter-related complications?
Purpose: to determine the incidence and predictors of femoral tunneled dialysis catheter (tdc)-related complications and whether prophylactic anticoagulation is associated with reduced catheter-related deep vein thrombosis (crt) or prolonged patency. Methods: A retrospective review of femoral tdcs inserted for maintenance hemodialysis in patients from two dialysis units that have used two different strategies to reduce thrombotic complications. one center routinely considered all femoral tdcs...Expand abstract
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