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Indwelling Non-Tunnelled versus Tunnelled Catheters for the Management of Malignant Ascites: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: September 2, 2016
Project Number: RB1018-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the comparative clinical effectiveness of indwelling non-tunnelled versus tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the utilization of indwelling non-tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines for the utilization of indwelling tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites?

Key Message

No relevant literature was identified regarding the use of indwelling non-tunnelled versus tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites.