BACKGROUND: Heparin intermittent flushing is a standard practice in the maintenance of patency in central venous catheters. However, we could find no systematic review examining its effectiveness and safety. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of intermittent flushing with heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride (normal saline) solution in adults with central venous catheters in terms of prevention of occlusion and overall benefits versus harms. SEARCH METHODS: The Cochrane Peripheral Vascula...Expand abstract
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Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride intermittent flushing for prevention of occlusion in central venous catheters in adults.
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