History of vascular access

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Milestones in the history of the development of vascular access and the subsequent advances in practical clinical applications are here described. The original achievements are presented and discussed. Fundamental steps to achieve a safe and effective IV access and management are pointed out.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTotally Implantable Venous Access Devices: Management in Mid- and Long-Term Clinical Setting
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Italia s.r.l.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788847023734, 9788847023727
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012


  • Chemotherapy
  • Supportive care in cancer
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Totally implantable central venous access device
  • Tunneled central venous catheters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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