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Venous Access 

Venous Access
Venous Access

Mary E. Meek

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date: 05 August 2020

This chapter reviews the characteristics of various types of central venous access catheters, infusaports, and peripherally inserted catheters frequently used in hospitals today. Temporary and long-term dialysis catheters are reviewed as well. Many different types of catheters and devices exist, and the nomenclature can be confusing. Devices are described by their size, materials, number of lumens, type of tips, the presence or absence of a cuff, and occasionally, by brand names. An in-depth understanding of the indications for placement, duration of expected use, and patient comorbidities will allow the interventional radiologist to choose the best device for the patient and treatment team.

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