Thrombotic risk factors in patients undergoing chemotherapy via peripherally inserted central catheter.

@article{Shi2014ThromboticRF,
  title={Thrombotic risk factors in patients undergoing chemotherapy via peripherally inserted central catheter.},
  author={Yulan Shi and Li Wen and Yanyan Zhou and Sifeng Tao},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2014},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={863-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate risk factors for venous thrombosis in patients undergoing chemotherapy via peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC). METHODS Data regarding age, sex, body mass index (BMI), smoking history, diagnosis, medical history, family history of thrombosis, haemoglobin level, and white blood cell (WBC) and platelet counts were prospectively collected from consecutively recruited patients. Patients were evaluated using six thrombotic risk-assessment scales prior to PICC… CONTINUE READING