The aim of this study was to evaluate the problems induced by the use of a central venous catheter (CVC) in a series of patients with short bowel syndrome observed at the university of Padua (Italy) between January 1981 and June 1997. During this period, 14 patients required central venous access for parenteral nutrition (PN); 55 catheters were inserted, 6 with percutaneous and 49 with surgical techniques. We divided the patients into two groups according to PN duration. The first group includes 11 children with short/medium-term PN 8 are now eating, and 3 died from respiratory failure) while the second group includes 3 patients on home long-term PN. Thirteen catheters were placed in the first group, and the mean PN duration was 173 days; the three patients on home PN required 42 catheters. It is our experience that the use of catehters in patients requiring short/medium- term PN is a safe procedure with few complications; patients on home long-term PN present an increasing number of complications, and the vascular access could become a serious problem as the number of PN-dependent increases

Vascular access in patients affected by short bowel syndrome

GAMBA, PIERGIORGIO;DE COPPI, PAOLO;ZANON, GIOVANNI FRANCO
2000

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the problems induced by the use of a central venous catheter (CVC) in a series of patients with short bowel syndrome observed at the university of Padua (Italy) between January 1981 and June 1997. During this period, 14 patients required central venous access for parenteral nutrition (PN); 55 catheters were inserted, 6 with percutaneous and 49 with surgical techniques. We divided the patients into two groups according to PN duration. The first group includes 11 children with short/medium-term PN 8 are now eating, and 3 died from respiratory failure) while the second group includes 3 patients on home long-term PN. Thirteen catheters were placed in the first group, and the mean PN duration was 173 days; the three patients on home PN required 42 catheters. It is our experience that the use of catehters in patients requiring short/medium- term PN is a safe procedure with few complications; patients on home long-term PN present an increasing number of complications, and the vascular access could become a serious problem as the number of PN-dependent increases
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