Complications from central lines for brain tumoursCComplications from central lines for brain tumoursComplications from central lines for brain tumoursEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZUte Bartels, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth discussion of the possible complications from central line treatments for children with brain tumours.</p><p>Central lines are thin tubes inserted into a large vein leading to the heart. Central lines can be used to provide chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, other medicines, fluids, and nutrition to your child intravenously. They can also be used to remove blood for tests. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Bacterial infection is a common complication of central lines.</li> <li>Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.</li></ul>
Complications liées aux cathéters centraux et les tumeurs cérébralesCComplications liées aux cathéters centraux et les tumeurs cérébralesComplications from central lines for brain tumoursFrenchNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZUte Bartels, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Discussion approfondie sur les complications éventuelles des traitements au moyen d’un cathéter central pour les enfants atteints de tumeurs cérébrales.</p><p>Les cathéters centraux sont de minces sondes insérées dans une grosse veine menant au cœur. On s'en sert pour administrer des médicaments chimiothérapeutiques, des antibiotiques, d'autres médicaments, des liquides et des nutriments à votre enfant par intraveineuse. On peut aussi les utiliser pour prélever du sang aux fins de tests.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>L'infection bactérienne est l'une des complications fréquentes en ce qui concerne les cathéters centraux.</li> <li>On traite les infections bactériennes avec des antibiotiques.</li></ul>

 

 

Complications from central lines for brain tumours1380.00000000000Complications from central lines for brain tumoursComplications from central lines for brain tumoursCEnglishNeurologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemNAAdult (19+)NA2009-07-10T04:00:00ZUte Bartels, MD000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>An in-depth discussion of the possible complications from central line treatments for children with brain tumours.</p><p>Central lines are thin tubes inserted into a large vein leading to the heart. Central lines can be used to provide chemotherapy drugs, antibiotics, other medicines, fluids, and nutrition to your child intravenously. They can also be used to remove blood for tests. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Bacterial infection is a common complication of central lines.</li> <li>Bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics.</li></ul><h2>Infections of central lines</h2> <p>One common complication of central lines is bacterial infection. The main symptoms of bacterial infection are fever, with or without chills, and swelling of the skin in the area where the central line enters the vein. Bacteral infection can be diagnosed with a blood test, although sometimes it is difficult to say for sure that the infection is due to the central line. </p> <p>Central line bacterial infections are treated with antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics is determined by how ill the child is, and what the bacteria is thought to be. Antibiotics are usually started intravenously until the child has stabilized. Then a switch may be made to an oral agent. Your child's doctor will determine how long they need to receive antibiotics for, depending on how serious the infection is. In some rare situations, and with certain types of bacteria, the central line may need to be removed. Once the infection is cured, the central line can be reinserted. </p>Complications from central lines for brain tumours

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