Intravenous peripherally-inserted central catheters for antibiotic therapy in children with cystic fibrosis.

@article{Bui2009IntravenousPC,
  title={Intravenous peripherally-inserted central catheters for antibiotic therapy in children with cystic fibrosis.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Bui and Florence Babre and S Hauchecorne and Naik Christoflour and Filippo Ceccato and V Boisserie-Lacroix and Haude Clouzeau and Michael Fayon},
  journal={Journal of cystic fibrosis : official journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={326-31}
}
BACKGROUND We aimed to evaluate the use of central catheters introduced by a peripheral vein (PICC) in children with CF. METHODS A descriptive study in patients in whom a PICC (Beckton Dickinson) was inserted. RESULTS 24 children aged (median (range) 10.2 years (0.3-17.3) undergoing 44 procedures were included. PICC was successfully inserted in 93.2% (41/44) of cases. Total procedure duration was (median (range)) 32.5 (10-105) minutes. The operators encountered few difficulties, median… CONTINUE READING

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