Cancer care

PICC line thrombosis a challenge for adult oncology patients

Peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines have again been shown to be associated with a higher rate of catheter-related thrombosis (CRT) than traditional central venous catheters (CVCs).  A study of almost 5,000 central lines inserted in over 3,000 patients with haematological or solid cancers in a Brisbane hospital found that PICCs were associated with a ...

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