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PICC Line

Aka: PICC Line, Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter
  1. See Also
    1. Intravenous Access
    2. Central IV Access
    3. Peripheral IV Access
    4. Intraosseous Access
    5. Ultrasound-Guided Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization
    6. Ultrasound-Guided Antecubital Line
  2. Indications
    1. Outpatient intravenous management
  3. Complications
    1. Minor complications
      1. Entry site infection
      2. Phlebitis
    2. Major complications
      1. Venous Thrombosis (2.5% risk)
        1. Higher risk with Amphotericin B (10x risk)
      2. Pulmonary Embolism (0.1% risk)
  4. References
    1. Chemaly (2002) Clin Infect Dis 34:1179-83 [PubMed]

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