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Device Removal

  • Victor Lazaron
  • Gregory J. Beilman
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Abstract

• Make sure diagnosis of infection is secure. • Determine whether device removal would pose significant risk. • Assess complicating factors (virulence of infection, debilitation or immunosuppression of patient, etc.) and history (has an attempt at conservative therapy failed?) • When in doubt, take it out.

Keywords

Central Venous Catheter Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Ventricular Assist Device Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Device Removal 
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  • Gregory J. Beilman

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