Risk of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with peripherally inserted central catheters.

@article{Lobo2009RiskOV,
  title={Risk of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized patients with peripherally inserted central catheters.},
  author={Bob L Lobo and Georgeta D Vaidean and Joyce E. Broyles and Anne B. Reaves and Ronald I Shorr},
  journal={Journal of hospital medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={4 7},
  pages={417-22}
}
BACKGROUND Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are increasingly used in hospitalized patients. The benefit can be offset by complications such as upper extremity deep vein thrombosis (UEDVT). METHODS Retrospective study of patients who received a PICC while hospitalized at the Methodist University Hospital (MUH) in Memphis, TN. All adult consecutive patients who had PICCs inserted during the study period and who did not have a UEDVT at the time of PICC insertion were included in… CONTINUE READING

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