Peripherally inserted central catheters in infants and children – indications, techniques, complications and clinical recommendations

@article{Westergaard2013PeripherallyIC,
  title={Peripherally inserted central catheters in infants and children – indications, techniques, complications and clinical recommendations},
  author={Bo Westergaard and Volker Classen and S{\o}ren Walther‐Larsen},
  journal={Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2013},
  volume={57}
}
Venous access required both for blood sampling and for the delivery of medicines and nutrition is an integral element in the care of sick infants and children. Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) have been shown to be a valuable alternative to traditional central venous devices in adults and neonates. However, the evidence may not extrapolate directly to older paediatric patients. In this study, we therefore review the indications, methods of insertion and complications of PICC… 

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