A prospective survey on incidence and outcome of Broviac/Hickman catheter-related complications in pediatric patients affected by hematological and oncological diseases

Simone Cesaro, Roberta Corrò, Anna Pelosin, Piergiorgio Gamba, Nicola Zadra, Fabio Fusaro, Marta Pillon, Riccardo Cusinato, Chiara Zampieri, Laura Magagna, Mara Cavaliere, Gloria Tridello, Gianfranco Zanon, Luigi Zanesco

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Abstract

A prospective pediatric survey on the incidence of central venous catheter (CVC) complications was performed aimed at identifying risk factors of premature CVC removal. The study comprised 129 Broviac-Hickman CVCs inserted during a 13-month period in 112 children. The total number of CVC days was 19,328 (median: 122 days, range: 1-385). The overall rate of complications was 6.2/1000 CVC days, i.e., 4.5/1000 and 1.7/1000 CVC days for mechanical and infectious complications, respectively. Interestingly, only two CVC-related cases of septicemia and no thrombotic events were documented. At the end of the study period, 38 of 129 CVC (29.5%) had been removed: 20 due to CVC-related complications (dislocation18, rupture 2), 10 due to the patient's death, and 8 due to completion of therapy. Age at CVC insertion

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-188
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Hematology
Volume83
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2004

Keywords

  • Broviac/Hickman central venous catheter
  • Complications
  • Infections
  • Pediatric malignancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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