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Incidence of thrombosis in children with tunneled central venous access devices versus peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs).
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PMID:  24055175     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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INTRODUCTION: The recent proliferation of deep vein thrombosis in children has been attributed to the increased use of central venous catheters, specifically tunneled lines and peripherally inserted central catheters. A formal comparison of the incidence rate for deep vein thrombosis between tunneled lines and peripherally inserted central catheters has not been undertaken.
METHODS: Children <18years of age who were admitted to Children's Hospital Los Angeles from July, 2005 to July, 2012 were eligible for inclusion. Data were extracted from the hospital discharge database which includes data on all procedures and up to 20 diagnoses per admission. Diagnoses and procedures were identified by International Classification of Disease, Ninth Revision coding. Patients were excluded if they received more than one central line. Data collected included type of central line, deep vein thrombosis event, and underlying medical illnesses classified according to chronic complex conditions.
RESULTS: Over the seven year study period there was an overall rate of 73 deep vein thromboses per 10,000 hospital discharges. Of the 6915 eligible subjects, 181 had a deep vein thrombosis for an overall incidence rate of 2.6%. There were 152 thrombi (2.6%) in subjects with peripherally inserted central catheters and 29 thrombi (3.1%) in subjects with tunneled lines [OR=.83 (0.55, 1.29), p=0.38].
CONCLUSION: Despite the relative ease and simplicity of use of peripherally inserted central catheters leading to a substantial rise in their use, this study demonstrates that such lines pose a substantial risk for venous thrombosis and no difference in incidence was detected between such lines and tunneled lines.
Authors:
Maralee Kanin; Guy Young
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-8-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Thrombosis research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2472     ISO Abbreviation:  Thromb. Res.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-9-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0326377     Medline TA:  Thromb Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Children's Hospital Los Angeles, CA, United States.
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