haematology
Coagulation

High VTE risk with peripherally inserted central catheters in children

Clinicians are being advised to curb the growing use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in children after a US study confirmed they are associated with a significantly increased risk of venous thromboembolism compared with central venous catheters (CVCs). Findings from the Clot Incidence Rates in Central Lines (CIRCLE) study, published in Blood, also reveal ...

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