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The Risk of Adverse Events Related to Extended-Dwell Peripheral Intravenous Access

  • Sara Campagna (a1), Silvia Gonella (a2), Pietro Antonio Zerla (a3), Gianvito Corona (a4), Tiziana Correggia (a2), Baudolino Mussa (a2), Paola Berchialla (a5) and Valerio Dimonte (a1) (a2)...

Midline catheters (MCs) may be useful to avoid repeated venipuncture in patients requiring prolonged intravenous infusions with limited adverse events (AEs). We analyzed 2 Italian hospital databases to ascertain the safety of MCs. Among 1,538 adult patients, 154 MC-related AEs (10%; 2.49 AEs per 1,000 MC days) were reported.

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2018;875–877

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Address correspondence to Sara Campagna, PhD, RN, Department of Public Health and Pediatric Sciences, University of Torino, via Santena 5 bis, 10126 Torino, Italy (
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Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology
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