Volume 14 Supplement 1

30th International Symposium on Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine

Open Access

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)

  • S Batacchi1,
  • G Zagli1,
  • S Di Valvasone2,
  • M Ciapetti1,
  • G Cianchi1,
  • V Tucci1,
  • G Martini1 and
  • A Peris1
Critical Care201014(Suppl 1):P604

https://doi.org/10.1186/cc8922

Published: 7 April 2010

Correction

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.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Unit of Emergency Department, Careggi Teaching Hospital
(2)
University of Florence, Postgraduate School of Anesthesia and Intensive Care

References

  1. 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/cc8620View ArticleGoogle Scholar

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