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Schultz, A. A.; Drew, D.; Hewitt, Hermi H.
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UWI School of Nursing
Article Title
Comparison of Normal Saline and Heparinized for Patency of IV Locks in Neonates
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Applied Nursing Research
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Refereed
Date of Publication
2002
Volume ID
15
Issue ID
1
Page(s)
28-34
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Abstract
In this randomized double-blind experiment of 49 neonatal intensive care unit patients, probable time to catheter failure was significantly longer (p =.0358) for catheters flushed with heparinized saline (median = 127) compared with those flushed with normal saline (median = 39). This is in contrast to the nonsignificant difference (p =.841) in mean scores for six heparin-flushed catheters (M = 41.5 hours, SD = 44.0) compared with 18 saline-flushed catheters (M = 30.4 hours, SD = 20.8) discontinued for reasons other than completion of treatment. We concluded that survival time analysis is necessary when evaluating results of time-dependent studies in which the end point may not be elective.....
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