Introduction of the use of a pediatric PICC line in a French University Hospital: review of the first 91 procedures.

@article{Delarbre2014IntroductionOT,
  title={Introduction of the use of a pediatric PICC line in a French University Hospital: review of the first 91 procedures.},
  author={B{\'e}atrice Delarbre and Alain Dabadie and Nathalie Stremler-Lebel and Marianne Jolibert and Pierre Cassagneau and St{\'e}phane Lebel and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Lacroix and J M Caporossi and Guillaume Louis and V Franco Vidal and Philippe Petit and Guillaume Gorincour},
  journal={Diagnostic and interventional imaging},
  year={2014},
  volume={95 3},
  pages={277-81}
}
PURPOSE In order to assess the establishment of a pediatric PICC line service in a University Hospital after the first 91 consecutive procedures. MATERIALS/PATIENTS AND METHODS Retrospective study over a period of 24months. The criteria analysed were success or failure of the procedure, indication, age when inserted, type of PICC line, mean length of use and development of complications such as accidental removal, venous thrombosis or infection. RESULTS Ninety-one PICC lines were inserted… CONTINUE READING

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