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Rationale and design of the HEALTHY-CATH trial: A randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients

Jennifer K Broom, Stacey O'Shea, Sridevi Govindarajulu, E Geoffrey Playford, Carmel M Hawley, Nicole M Isbel, Scott B Campbell, David W Mudge, Sally Carpenter, Barbara C Johnson, Neil P Underwood and David W Johnson*

BMC Nephrology 2009, 10:23  doi:10.1186/1471-2369-10-23

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Life span of permcath

vinu thomas   (2009-09-23 09:54)  nephrology association of kerala email

Does ethanol locking affect the longevity of double lumen catheters?. In the article it is mentioned that upto 2 weeks of alcohol exposure does not harm the catheter.suppose we plan to retain a catheter for 6 months or even one year, what will be the impact?

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