Consultant Anton Bilenko Department of Gastroenterology, Odense University Hospital
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Correlation between catheter-related infections and the length of catheter tunnel in patients with home parenteral nutrition. Prospective observation study
Our hypothesis is that the length of subcutaneous part of tunneled-CVK in patients with Home Parenteral Nutrition (HPN) may affect the frequency of development catheter-related infections.\n
Catheter-related infections in patients in home-based parenteral nutrition (HPN) are well-known complications that cause the development of potentially life-threatening conditions. Causes of developing infections such as local "exitsite" infection, tunnel infection and catheter-related sepsis can be multifactorial.
The length of the subcutaneous part of tunneled-CVK (t-CVK) may vary considerably from patient to patient depending on anatomical conditions, surgical skills and any previous complications with previous t-CVK.
Our hypothesis is that the length of subcutaneous part of t-CVK in patients with HPN may affect the frequency of development catheter-related infections.
Description of the cohort
Patients receiving Home-based parenteral nutrition (HPN) through Tunneled Central Venous Catheter (t-CVK) that have being treated at Department of Medical Gastrointestinal Diseases S, Odense University Hospital.