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Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 May;31(5):519-21. doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31824571b0.

Frequency of peripherally inserted central catheter complications in children.

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Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN 37232, USA.

Abstract

This study examined the frequency and types of complications with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) placed in immunocompetent pediatric patients for parenteral antimicrobial therapy. It also sought to determine risk factors associated with those complications. Complications occurred at a frequency of 19.3/1000 PICC days, and greater than 30% of PICCs developed at least one complication. Risk factors for complication include double-lumen PICCs, PICCs placed in the femoral vein, younger age, and greater number of daily doses.

PMID:
22189533
PMCID:
PMC3329567
DOI:
10.1097/INF.0b013e31824571b0
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