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Randomized controlled trial of peripherally inserted central catheters vs. peripheral catheters for middle duration in-hospital intravenous therapy.

Authors
  • Periard, D
  • Monney, P
  • Waeber, G
  • Zurkinden, C
  • Mazzolai, L
  • Hayoz, D
  • Doenz, F
  • Zanetti, G
  • Wasserfallen, J-B
  • Denys, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2008
Volume
6
Issue
8
Pages
1281–1288
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1538-7836.2008.03053.x
PMID: 18541001
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

PICC is efficient and satisfying for hospitalized patients requiring i.v. therapy >or= five days. However, the risk of DVT, mostly asymptomatic, appears higher than previously reported, and should be considered before using a PICC.

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