#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Zwicker, J., Connolly, G., Carrier, M., Kamphuisen, P. and Lee, A. (2014) Catheter-associated deep vein thrombosis of the upper extremity in cancer patients: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. February 18th. [epub ahead of print].
Upper extremity thrombi are frequently diagnosed in cancer patients with central venous catheters. A number of complications arise in the setting of a catheter-associated upper extremity thrombosis including the development of pulmonary emboli, recurrent thrombosis, post-thrombotic syndrome, and infection. As the management of catheter associated thrombosis is often problematic, the ISTH Scientific Subcommittee on Hemostasis and Malignancy developed this guidance document in order to provide a concise review of current literature and to establish consensus guidance statements relevant to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of catheter associated thrombosis in the cancer population.
Other intravenous and vascular access resources that may be of interest (External links – IVTEAM has no responsibility for content).
- Guide for intravenous chemotherapy and associated vascular access devices from Macmillan.
- CancerUK IV chemotherapy information.