A case of neonatal PICC line knot formation

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A peripherally inserted central Nutriline catheter (24G PICC) was placed into the vena femoralis of a preterm baby. Radiography demonstrated looping and a possible knot formation of the catheter…” Keulemans et al (2017).

Extract:

“A peripherally inserted central Nutriline catheter (24G PICC) was placed into the vena femoralis of a preterm baby. Radiography demonstrated looping and a possible knot formation of the catheter (figure 1). The catheter was pulled back, and flow was put on the catheter, hoping that the catheter would expand in a correct position. Control by X-ray after 1 hour and 12 hours showed a similar…”

Reference:

Keulemans, S., Voormolen, M., Deplancke, M. and Blom, H. (2017) A curious case of PICC line knot formation. Archives of Disease in Childhood – Fetal and Neonatal Edition. July 22nd. [epub ahead of print].

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2017-313015

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