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Correction: Comparison between peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) and short-term central venous catheter (ST-CVC) in patients discharged from Intensive Care Unit (ICU)

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After the publication of this abstract [1], we found some mistakes in the text. In details:

Introduction section: the correct sentence is "The aim of our study was to assess the rate of complications (deep venous thrombosis, DVT; infections) in patients discharged from Intensive Care Unit (ICU) with a PICC or a ST-CVC."

Methods section: the study period is "Jan 2008 to Aug 2008".

Results section: the sentence with correct data is "Admission diagnosis in PICC and ST-CVC groups were also similar: major trauma (38.6% vs 44.8%), sepsis (40.3% vs 34.4%), post-surgical complications (21.1% vs 20.8%). Total PICCs catheter day were 4024, whereas total ST-CVC catheter days were 2764. Despite similar demographic and clinical caractheristics, PICC group showed a significantly higher rate of DVT than ST-CVC group (27.2% vs 9.6%; P < 0.01)."

We regret any inconvenience that this inaccuracy may have caused.

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    Batacchi S, Zagli G, Di Valvasone S, Ciapetti M, Cianchi G, Tucci V, Martini G, Peris A: Comparison between peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) and short-term central venous catheter (ST-CVC) in patients discharged from Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Critical Care 2010,14(Suppl 1):P388. 10.1186/cc8620

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Batacchi, S., Zagli, G., Di Valvasone, S. et al. Correction: Comparison between peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICC) and short-term central venous catheter (ST-CVC) in patients discharged from Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Crit Care 14, P604 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1186/cc8922

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Keywords

  • Public Health
  • Catheter
  • Intensive Care Unit
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Method Section