“The Use of Tetrasodium EDTA Catheter Lock Solution for Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition:Ease of Use and Cost Analysis”
Parenteral nutrition (PN) is a lifesaving therapy in patients with chronic intestinal failure. PN is administered via a central venous catheter (CVC), and patients are dependent on this line for ongoing nutrition. However, the presence of a CVC is associated with a risk of thrombosis and bloodstream infection. Many different types of catheter lock solutions have been used to mitigate these risks. They include solutions primarily aimed at reducing thrombosis, such as heparin and citrate, and others primarily aimed at reducing infection such as ethanol and antibiotics (for example, taurolidine). One recently developed solution, tetrasodium EDTA, aims to reduce both thrombosis and infection. This scientific review provides an overview of central venous catheter lock solutions, and an ease-of-use and cost analysis comparing heparin and tetrasodium EDTA in one home parenteral nutrition program in Toronto, Canada.
Device - Tetrasodium EDTA catheter lock solution
Home parenteral nutrition patients who meets inclusion criteria is to receive tetrasodium edta catheter lock solution. Patient will receive standard catheter lock solution of heparin/saline for 1 month, followed by tetrasodium EDTA catheter lock solution using withdrawal method for 1 month and followed by tetrasodium EDTA catheter lock solution using flush method for 1 month. In total, patient will stay in the study for 3 months. A phone call will be conducted before the start of the study to gi ...read more on ClinicalTrials.org
The Use of Tetrasodium EDTA Catheter Lock Solution for Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition: Ease of Use and Cost Analysis