Aims and objectives
INTRODUCTION Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are an alternative to central venous catheters (CVC's) in patients requiring long-term venous access (1).
The introduction and growing demand of these catheters is based on the fact that,
although they share the same indications and uses of central venous catheters,
they are considered to be safer at the time of insertion.
This is due to the fact that they do not have the risk of pneumothorax or puncture of the subclavian artery...
Methods and materials
METHODS AND MATERIALS This is a descriptive,
longitudinal and retrospective study. Population : All patients in whom a PICC catheter was placed by the Interventional Radiology service in Tec Salud Hospitals in the period from March 2015 to August 2016. Exclusion criteria: Patients who do not have reference images of the procedure in the PACS system or description of the vessel (name and diameter) in the RIS system. Elimination criteria: Patients who have been discharged from...
RESULTS The study period was a total of 30 months,
from March 2015 to August 2017,
during this time,
236 PICCS were placed,
of which 180 met the inclusion criteria.
These were placed in 115 patients,
totaling 1718 catheter days. On average,
catheter placement lasted 9.6 days.
The minimum duration was 1 day and the maximum was 74 days (Table 4). The vessel most frequently accessed was the right basilic vein (97 catheters),
most likely due to the fact that on average it has a larger caliber...
CONCLUSION It is our belief that the importance of our work lies in the fact that,
since the introduction of the PICC catheters in our hospitals,
the risk versus benefit of its use has not been formally studied in our region.
the use of PICC catheters in our hospitals have yielded excellent results,
which we have demonstrated in this study showing low rates of infection and thrombosis.
This in turn,
will lead to attending physicians increasingly request this catheter,
which will only...
Ana Escobar Luna - Radiology and Imaging Resident - Multicentric Programm of Medical Residences of Secretary of Health of Nuevo León,
México and Monterrey Institute of Higher Education´s School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr.
Francisco Edgardo Puente Gallegos – Radiologist Interventional and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Residence.
Hospital Zambrano- Hellion Dr.
Miguel Ángel Carrillo Martínez – Radiologist Interventional and Professor of Radiology and Imaging Residence.
Thrombotic complications of chronic central venous catheters.
Program Syllabus. Nutrition Week , 1 ,
Risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis. The Lancet , 382 (9889),