R. R. Thiagarajan, C. Ramamoorthy, T. Gettmann, S. L. Bratton
ABSTRACT. Objective. Use of peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) to provide prolonged intravenous (IV) access in children is increasing. Our goal was to describe the children treated with PICCs in our institution, and to study catheter features such as catheter life, completion of therapy, and complications. Furthermore, we also evaluated PICC use in children completing therapy after discharge from our institution.Methods. A prospective study of all PICCs inserted at the Children's Hospital …
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