Improving everyday life experiences for young children with cancer

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Power, Jess ; Harris, Joanne ; Leaper, David J. (2015)
  • Publisher: University of Huddersfield
  • Subject: RC0254 | L1 | RJ | RJ101 | R1 | RA
    mesheuropmc: education

Children with cancer regularly have long term central line catheters inserted in the chest to deliver medication. Often termed ‘Hickman Lines’, they result in tubing protruding from the chest, which can result in medical issues including infections, but also discomfort for the child, particularly when sleeping. A team of researchers, led by Dr Jess Power, including Professor David Leaper and Joanne Marie Harris, has been investigating the design and development of a product to contain these external lines, providing greater comfort and safety for the child whilst also meeting the needs of the medical community
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