Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Related Upper Extremity Venous Thrombosis in Oncology Patients: A Prospective Study Based on Doppler Sonography.

@article{Luo2016PeripherallyIC,
  title={Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Related Upper Extremity Venous Thrombosis in Oncology Patients: A Prospective Study Based on Doppler Sonography.},
  author={Lei Luo and Xiao-mei Jing and Guo-Rong Wang and Ying gang Qin and Hai-Xin Liang and Shan-shan Liu},
  journal={Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={35 8},
  pages={1759-63}
}
OBJECTIVES Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis. This study had 2 objectives: to estimate the incidence of upper extremity venous thrombosis associated with PICCs in oncology patients and to evaluate the role of Doppler sonography in antithrombotic prophylaxis. METHODS We conducted a… CONTINUE READING