Rationale and design of the HEALTHY-CATH trial: A randomised controlled trial of Heparin versus EthAnol Lock THerapY for the prevention of Catheter Associated infecTion in Haemodialysis patients

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>Catheter-related bacteraemias (CRBs) contribute significantly to morbidity, mortality and health care costs in dialysis populations. Despite international guidelines recommending avoidance of catheters for haemodialysis access, hospi...

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Main Authors: Broom Jennifer K, O'Shea Stacey, Govindarajulu Sridevi, Playford E Geoffrey, Hawley Carmel M, Isbel Nicole M, Campbell Scott B, Mudge David W, Carpenter Sally, Johnson Barbara C, Underwood Neil P, Johnson David W
Format: Article
Published: BMC 2009-08-01
Series:BMC Nephrology
Online Access:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2369/10/23