The peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is a useful management option in such cases” Dowse et al (2016).
Repeated venous access is sometimes required in pregnant women for blood sampling or drug, fluid and nutrition administration. Certain groups of patients may present problems with venous access, especially those with venous damage (intravenous drug use [IVDU] or previous chemotherapy) or increased body mass index (BMI). The peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is a useful management option in such cases.
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Dowse, C., Kinsella, S.M. and Scrutton, M.J.L. (2016) Peripherally inserted central venous catheters in parturients with poor peripheral venous access: a case report and assessment of potential applications. European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. August 23rd. [epub ahead of print].
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