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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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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...

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Journal:
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Volume:
10
Pages:
CD008462
Publication date:
2014-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1469-493X
URN:
uuid:d6f92a7a-dd85-4d81-b3ef-073e7460826f
Source identifiers:
487288
Local pid:
pubs:487288

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