Difficult vascular access in children with Short Bowel Syndrome: What to Do Next?

Grimaldi, C ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3551-9286, Gigola, F ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6732-4243, Bici, K, Oreglio, C, Coletta, R and Morabito, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5323-3620 2022, 'Difficult vascular access in children with Short Bowel Syndrome: What to Do Next?' , Children, 9 (5) , e688.

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Abstract

Short Bowel Syndrome and intestinal failure are chronic and severe conditions that may require life-long parenteral nutrition in children. Survival of these children rely on the correct functioning of central venous catheters; therefore, careful management, prevention, and treatment of complications is of paramount importance. Despite a growing awareness of preserving the vascular real estate, a certain number of patients still experience a progressive and life-threatening exhaustion of vascular access. We searched the literature to highlight the current management of children with vascular exhaustion, specifically focusing on vascular access salvage strategies and last-resource alternative routes to central veins. Given the paucity of data, results are reported in the form of a narrative review.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society
Journal or Publication Title: Children
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2227-9067
SWORD Depositor: Publications Router
Depositing User: Publications Router
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2022 09:01
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2022 09:01
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/63913

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