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Central venous Access device SeCurement And Dressing Effectiveness for peripherally inserted central catheters in adult acute hospital patients (CASCADE): a pilot randomised controlled trial

  • Raymond J. Chan1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Sarah Northfield1, 2, 3,
  • Emily Larsen1, 3,
  • Gabor Mihala2, 3,
  • Amanda Ullman1, 3,
  • Peter Hancock1,
  • Nicole Marsh1, 3,
  • Nicole Gavin1, 3,
  • David Wyld1, 2, 4,
  • Anthony Allworth1,
  • Emily Russell1,
  • Md Abu Choudhury3,
  • Julie Flynn1, 3 and
  • Claire M. Rickard1, 3

Received: 1 June 2017

Accepted: 15 September 2017

Published: 4 October 2017

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Original Submission
1 Jun 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Paolo Cotogni
24 Aug 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Andrew Jull
15 Sep 2017 Author responded Author comments - Raymond Chan
Resubmission - Version 2
15 Sep 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Sep 2017 Editorially accepted
4 Oct 2017 Article published 10.1186/s13063-017-2207-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane, Australia
School of Nursing and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Alliance for Vascular Access Teaching and Research (AVATAR) Group, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Nursing, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia