Heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride intermittent flushing for the prevention of occlusion in long term central venous catheters in infants and children

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Authors

  • Natalie K Bradford,

    Corresponding author
    1. University of Queensland, Centre for Online Health, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. Royal Children's Hospital, Queensland Children's Cancer Centre, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Rachel M Edwards,

    1. Royal Children's Hospital, Queensland Children's Cancer Centre, Brisbane, Australia
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  • Raymond J Chan

    1. Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Cancer Care Services, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    2. Queensland University of Technology, School of Nursing and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Brisbane, Australia
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the clinical effects (benefits and harms) of intermittent flushing of heparin versus 0.9% sodium chloride to prevent occlusion in long term central venous catheters (CVCs) in infants and children.