Published in Cancer Weekly, September 20th, 2005
"PICCs are now widely used for intermediate and long-term access in current-day health care, especially in the inpatient setting, where they are increasingly supplanting conventional central venous catheters (CVCs) placed percutaneously into the internal jugular, subclavian, or femoral veins. Data on the risk of PICC-related bloodstream infection (BSI) with PICCs used in hospitalized patients are limited," investigators in the United States reported.
"To determine the risk of PICC-related BSI in hospitalized patients,...
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