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Totally implantable venous catheters in Cancer patients: experience in 1000 patients

Grant number: 11/18020-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2012
Effective date (End): November 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Medicine - Surgery
Principal researcher:Antonio Eduardo Zerati
Grantee:Tamires Rocha Figueredo
Home Institution: Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo Octavio Frias de Oliveira (ICESP). Coordenadoria de Serviços de Saúde (CSS). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


Vascular access is of great importance, especially in the treatment of cancer patients. Totally implantable devices have been increasingly used and allow secure access to intravenous therapy. New devices and technical refinements, such as ultrasound-guided puncture, make necessary most current studies of both the implant procedure and the follow-up of patients with these catheters. Our aim is to promote the series in one of the leading cancer treatment centers in the world, reflecting the technical advances nowadays. To do so, we will prospectively evaluate the immediate results of catheter implantation in 1000 patients with cancer and the occurrence of complications directly associated with the surgical procedure, besides studying their evolution during and after completion of treating cancer in relation to its permeability, infectious and thromboembolic events, and complications related to the material.(AU)

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