Peripherally inserted central catheters for parenteral nutrition: a comparison with centrally inserted catheters.

@article{Duerksen1999PeripherallyIC,
  title={Peripherally inserted central catheters for parenteral nutrition: a comparison with centrally inserted catheters.},
  author={Donald R. Duerksen and Noreen Papineau and J. Siemens and Chaim Yaffe},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={1999},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={85-9}
}
BACKGROUND Central venous access is crucial for the provision of adequate parenteral nutrition (PN). The type of central venous access device (CVAD) has evolved over the past 10 years. The most recent trend has been to use peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). This development has occurred without controlled clinical trials. METHODS Over a 10-year period, the nutrition support service at a single institution has prospectively collected data on CVADs used for providing PN. The types… CONTINUE READING

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