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Archived Comments for: 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

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  1. Life span of permcath

    vinu thomas, nephrology association of kerala

    23 September 2009

    Does ethanol locking affect the longevity of double lumen catheters?. In the article it is mentioned that upto 2 weeks of alcohol exposure does not harm the catheter.suppose we plan to retain a catheter for 6 months or even one year, what will be the impact?

    Competing interests

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