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Giorgio Bonciarelli, Stefano Batacchi, Roberto Biffi, Massimo Buononato, Bruno Damascelli, Flavio Ghibaudo, Franco Orsi, Mauro Pittiruti, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Alessia Verzè, Guido Borasi, Marcello De Cicco, Roberto Dosio, Paolo Gazzo, Renzo Maso, Alessandro Roman, Vladimira Ticha, Giacomo Venier, Paul Blackburn, Godelieve A Goossens, Jamie Bowen Santolucito, Marguerite Stas, Ton Van Boxtel, Thomas M Vesely, Enrico de Lutio
The use of totally implantable venous access devices in radiology may be associated with complications such as occlusion of the system (because of the high density of some contrast), infection (if the port is not handled in aseptic conditions, using proper barrier protections), and mechanical complications due to the high-pressure administration of contrast by automatic injectors (so-called power injector), including extravasation of contrast media into the soft tissues, subintimal venous or myocardial injection, or serious damage to the device itself (breakage of the external connections, dislocation of the non-coring needle, or breakage of the catheter)...
October 2011: Journal of Vascular Access
S Monfardini, L Ferrucci, L Fratino, I del Lungo, D Serraino, V Zagonel
BACKGROUND: Although aging is one of the most important risk factors for cancer, elderly patients tend to be excluded from cancer clinical trials, only on the basis of chronologic age. Performance Status (PS) has been used widely to select adult patients for entry into clinical trials, but it does not include a comprehensive evaluation of various age-related factors in the elderly. This study was designed to assess the reliability and validity of a multidimensional geriatric assessment protocol for elderly patients with cancer...
January 15, 1996: Cancer
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