PICC-Related Thrombosis: Pathophysiology, Incidence, Morbidity and the Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Placement Technique on Occurrence in Cancer Patients

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    PICC-Related Thrombosis: Pathophysiology, Incidence,
    Morbidity and the Effect of Ultrasound-Guided
    Placement Technique on Occurrence in Cancer Patients
    Ms Meinir Elen Hughes, RGN, PGCE, MSc.

    Abstract
       Aim: To examine the phenomenon of catheter-related thrombosis by describing the pathophysiology of thrombosis and
    reviewing the evidence 
				
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Description: A PICC is a catheter placed traditionally in a peripheral vein in the inner aspect of the elbow (antecubital fossa) and travels along the venous network of the arm and chest until it terminates in the superior vena cava, the largest vein in the body; constituting its definition as a central venous catheter. [...] to explore the evidence relating to the incidence and morbidity of catheter-related thrombosis and thirdly to review literature relating to the use of ultrasound guided placement of PICCs and its influence on the reduction in the occurrence of thrombosis.
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