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Use of and patient-reported complications related to midline catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters.

Lescinskas EH, Trautner BW, Saint S, Colozzi J, Evertsz K, Chopra V, Krein SL. Use of and patient-reported complications related to midline catheters and peripherally inserted central catheters. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2020 May 1; 41(5):608-610.

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Abstract:

We conducted a prospective observational study of indications for use and patient experiences with midline catheters (n = 50) compared to peripherally inserted central catheters (n = 63). The primary indication for patients with midline catheters was difficult venous access. Patients with midline catheters reported fewer complications than patients with peripherally inserted central catheters.





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