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Picc lines and blood pressures

N LeVasseur, C Stober, M Ibrahim, S Gertler, J Hilton, A Robinson, S McDiarmid, D Fergusson, S Mazzarello, B Hutton, A A Joy, M McInnes, M Clemons
Background: The choice of vascular access for systemic therapy administration in breast cancer remains an area of clinical equipoise, and patient preference is not consistently acknowledged. Using a patient survey, we evaluated the patient experience with vascular access during treatment for early-stage breast cancer and explored perceived risk factors for lymphedema. Methods: Patients who had received systemic therapy for early-stage breast cancer were surveyed at 2 Canadian cancer centres...
August 2018: Current Oncology
N LeVasseur, C Stober, K Daigle, A Robinson, S McDiarmid, S Mazzarello, B Hutton, A Joy, D Fergusson, J Hilton, M McInnes, M Clemons
Background: Despite advances in systemic therapy choices for patients with early-stage breast cancer, optimal practices for intravenous (IV) access remain unknown. That lack of knowledge holds particularly true for the use of central venous access devices (cvads) such as peripherally inserted central catheters (piccs) and implanted vascular access devices (ports). Methods: Using a survey of Canadian oncologists and oncology nurses responsible for the care of breast cancer patients, we evaluated current access practices, perceptions of complications, and perceptions of risk, and we estimated complication rates and evaluated perceived risk factors for lymphedema...
August 2018: Current Oncology
Kristen M Tecson, Anupama Vasudevan, Amarinder Bindra, Susan M Joseph, Joost Felius, Shelley A Hall, Parag Kale
The pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) remains the gold standard to calculate Fick cardiac outputs (FCOs) in patients with heart failure admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). The peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) provides long-term intravenous access and is used outside the ICU; however, there is scant literature validating venous oxygen saturations (VOSs) from PICC lines. Heart failure patients in the ICU with an existing PAC requiring a PICC line to transition were enrolled. Three blood samples were taken per person (1 at PICC, 1 at central venous pressure [CVP], and 1 at distal PAC)...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
Nikolaos Tsotsolis, Katerina Tsirgogianni, Ioannis Kioumis, Georgia Pitsiou, Sofia Baka, Antonis Papaiwannou, Anastasia Karavergou, Aggeliki Rapti, Georgia Trakada, Nikolaos Katsikogiannis, Kosmas Tsakiridis, Ilias Karapantzos, Chrysanthi Karapantzou, Nikos Barbetakis, Athanasios Zissimopoulos, Ivan Kuhajda, Dejan Andjelkovic, Konstantinos Zarogoulidis, Paul Zarogoulidis
The central venous catheter (CVC) is a catheter placed into a large vein in the neck [internal jugular vein (IJV)], chest (subclavian vein or axillary vein) or groin (femoral vein). There are several situations that require the insertion of a CVC mainly to administer medications or fluids, obtain blood tests (specifically the "central venous oxygen saturation"), and measure central venous pressure. CVC usually remain in place for a longer period of time than other venous access devices. There are situations according to the drug administration or length of stay of the catheter that specific systems are indicated such as; a Hickman line, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line or a Port-a-Cath may be considered because of their smaller infection risk...
March 2015: Annals of Translational Medicine
A Repa, M Mayerhofer, N Worel, F Cardona, P Deindl, A Pollak, A Berger, N Haiden
BACKGROUND: Blood transfusions are required by most extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants, but sometimes an adequate peripheral venous access cannot be achieved. Under these circumstances, we used 27 Gauge (G) peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines that are routinely inserted on the second day of life. Due to their narrow lumen, hemolysis of transfused erythrocytes was a major concern. We therefore performed a retrospective study in ELBW infants to analyze the incidence, safety and feasibility of PRBC transfusions via 27 G PICC lines...
January 2014: Klinische Pädiatrie
Cindy Petree, Donna Lee Wright, Vicki Sanders, Jeff B Killion
BACKGROUND: Registered radiologist assistants (R.R.A.s) and other health care providers frequently are responsible for placing peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) lines. Postprocedure blood stream infections are a potentially costly and medically serious complication. PURPOSE: To determine the most effective methods for R.R.A.s and other health professionals to reduce blood stream infections related to PICC line insertion and management. METHODS: Using specific inclusion criteria, the authors searched for scholarly reviewed articles related to PICC lines, infection, and adulthood...
July 2012: Radiologic Technology
Junichi Arai, Youko Mouri, Yasuyuki Miyamoto
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are being increasingly used in neonatal practice. Their use is not without technical difficulty. This report describes the use of continuous pressure monitoring to detect catheter occlusion in critically ill neonates. METHODS: In-line venous pressure of the PICC line was monitored by pressure transducer in neonates; 28-gauge 20 cm PICC or 29-gauge 25 cm PICC were used. RESULTS: In-line pressure of the PICC was monitored 64 times in 50 neonates...
September 2002: Paediatric Anaesthesia
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