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The placement of PICC-ports by multidisciplinary teams – A Marta Rubio de las Cuevas interview

The placement of PICC-ports by multidisciplinary teams – A Marta Rubio de las Cuevas interview

In this article, we interview Marta Rubio de las Cuevas on the placement of PICC-ports by multidisciplinary teams. Marta has been a nurse in the Vascular-Interventional Radiology Department at the Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital in Santander, which has been a pioneer in the training of multidisciplinary teams for the insertion of PICCs for 43 years…

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): The safe use

Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs): The safe use

The use of PICCs has increased in recent years and can now be found in many specialties and in both hospital and out of hospital settings. Despite being devices that are beneficial to patient care, they are associated with potential complications. Such complications include: infection, occlusion, thrombosis, catheter, migration, catheter fracture…

Therapeutic Apheresis

Therapeutic Apheresis

We are currently seeing a boom in therapeutic apheresis (TA) with indications not only in oncohaematology, but also in nephrology, cardiology, dermatology, gastroenterology, rheumatology, neurology, metabolic diseases… the list of diseases whose treatments include TA goes on and on…