The Risk of Adverse Events Related to Extended-Dwell Peripheral Intravenous Access.
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2018 Apr 15;:1-3
Authors: Campagna S, Gonella S, Zerla PA, Corona G, Correggia T, Mussa B, Berchialla P, Dimonte V
Midline catheters (MCs) may be useful to avoid repeated venipuncture in patients requiring prolonged intravenous infusions with limited adverse events (AEs). We analyzed 2 Italian hospital databases to ascertain the safety of MCs. Among 1,538 adult patients, 154 MC-related AEs (10%; 2.49 AEs per 1,000 MC days) were reported.Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;1-3.
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