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Table 2 Prevalence of risk factors in patients who developed a line-related thrombosis

From: Retrospective cohort analysis comparing the incidence of deep vein thromboses between peripherally-inserted and long-term skin tunneled venous catheters in hemato-oncology patients

Risk factor Number of patients in PICC group (n = 20) Number of patients in LTSTC group (n = 4)
Known background of inherited prothrombotic conditions (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
History of VTE or PE (%) 2 (10) 0 (0)
Chemotherapy administered (%):   
   Immunomodulatory drug 2 (10) 2 (10)
   Hormonal therapy 0 (0) 0 (0)
Anti-platelet therapy (%) 0 (0) 0 (0)
Anti-coagulant prophylaxis (LMWH) (%) 2 (10) 2 (10)
  1. NB: PICC = Peripherally-Inserted Central Venous Catheter; LTSTC = Long Term Skin Tunneled Catheter; VTE = Venous Thromboembolism; PE = Pulmonary Embolism; LMWH = Low-Molecular Weight Heparin.