Use of ethanol lock therapy for children with intestinal failure on long-term parenteral nutrition

Hannah G. Piper, Paul W. Wales

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Abstract

Children with intestinal failure are often dependent on long-term central venous catheters for delivery of all or a portion of their fluid and caloric requirements. Unfortunately, they are at high risk for catheter-associated complications, most commonly infection. Catheterrelated bloodstream infections (CRBSI) can be difficult to treat and can lead to systemic sepsis and critical illness in this patient population.This chapter discusses the role for ethanol lock therapy (ELT) in both the prevention and treatment of CRBSI in children with intestinal failure. The safety and efficacy of this therapy is discussed and the details for use in the pediatric population are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiet and Nutrition in Critical Care
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages1779-1790
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781461478362
ISBN (Print)9781461478379
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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