Cancer care

PICC standard will avoid unnecessary thrombosis risk for cancer patients

Adherence to a catheter-vein ratio cut-off will help avoid thrombosis in cancer patients receiving IV therapy, Australian findings suggest. A catheter-vein ratio (CVR) should not exceed 45% to minimise the risk of thrombosis in cancer patients requiring a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) insertion, according to researchers from the University of South Australia. A retrospective ...

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