• Comparison of Complication Rates of Central Venous Catheters Versus Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters in Pediatric Patients*

    8 days ago - By Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

    Objectives:
    The purpose of our study is to compare the rate of central line-associated blood stream infections and venous thromboembolism in central venous catheters versus peripherally inserted central catheters in hospitalized children. There is a growing body of literature in adults describing an increased rate of venous thromboembolisms and similar rates of central line-associated blood stream infection associated with peripherally inserted central catheters versus central venous catheters. It is not known if the rate of central line-associated blood stream infection and venous...
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