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Mary Santiago
PICC DVT's in first 2 weeks

Does anyone have any clinical data/research/ideas as to why DVT"S develop within the first 2 weeks of a PICC insertion?  I undestand high risk factors will contribute to this complication ie.. diagnosis on hosptial admission (ca, infection etc..) , catheter type - taper vs. non taper, power vs. non-power, bedrest, TPN infusion, insertion tech., flushing protocol,  renal pts, multiple IV sticks etc...  Are these hosptialized patients just at high risk?  Any further insight is appriciated.