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Children with peripherally inserted central catheters are more likely to develop blood clots, study shows

from News Medical

A peripherally inserted central catheter is a small, thin, and flexible tube inserted into a vein in the upper arm and guided into the superior vena cava to deliver intravenous fluids, chemotherapy drugs, transfusions, and other drugs into the body. Now, a new study has found that children inserted with PICCs are at a higher risk of developing blood clots called venous thromboembolism or VTE. more

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