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Silastic catheters for antibiotics in cystic fibrosis.
  1. J Williams,
  2. H L Smith,
  3. C G Woods,
  4. P H Weller
  1. Institute of Child Health, University of Birmingham.


    A randomised comparison of percutaneous Silastic catheters and conventional intravenous cannulae for giving intravenous antibiotics in patients with cystic fibrosis showed that Silastic catheters were favoured by the patient, lasted longer, and had fewer complications.

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