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Stroke Drug May Prevent Dialysis Catheter Infections, University of Calgary Study



1/27/2011 7:30:22 AM

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Replacing the commonly used blood-thinner heparin with a clot-dissolving stroke drug in dialysis catheters once a week may reduce the incidence of catheter malfunctions and infections, according to new research.

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