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Indwelling Tunnelled Catheters for the Management of Malignant Ascites using Repeat Paracentesis: Clinical and Cost-Effectiveness and Guidelines for Use

Last updated: June 4, 2008
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of indwelling tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites by repeat paracentesis?
  2. What is the cost- effectiveness of indwelling tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites by repeat paracentesis?
  3. What are the guidelines for use of indwelling tunnelled catheters for the management of malignant ascites by repeat paracentesis?