Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Tabulation of patient demographics, baseline characteristics, PICC-related and distant DVT/VTE incidences

From: The risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters in ambulant cancer patients

Characteristic All patients
(n = 490)
PICC-related DVT
(n = 27)
Distant VTE
(n = 26)
Age (Mean) 62.4 63.0 67.9
Gender
 Male 217 (44.3%) 13 (5.9%) 21 (9.7%)
 Female 273 (55.7%) 14 (5.1%) 5 (1.8%)
Primary cancer
 Colorectal 247 (50.4%) 19 (7.6%) 22 (8.9%)
 Breast 89 (18.2%) 6 (6.7%) 1 (1.1%)
 Pancreas 39 (8%) 2 (5.1%) 1 (2.6%)
 Other 115 (23.4%) 0 2 (1.7%)
Treatment intention
 Adjuvant 194 (39.6%) 16 (8.2%) 15 (7.7%)
 Palliative 258 (52.7%) 11 (4.2%) 10 (3.9%)
 Neo Adjuvant /Radicala 28 (5.5%) 0 0
 Supportiveb 10 (2.2%) 0 1 (10%)
Catheter insertion
 More than one insertion attempt 126 (25.7%) 11 (8.7%) 4 (3.1%)
 Catheter repositioning 241 (49.2%) 15 (6.2%) 13 (5.4%)
 Current anticoagulation 42 (8.6%) 3 (7.1%) 1 (2.4%)
  1. DVT deep vein thrombosis, PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, VTE vascular thromboembolism
  2. One patient had both PICC related DVT and distant VTE (PE)
  3. aNeo adjuvant/Radical – Treatment with curative intent
  4. bSupportive – intravenous fluids or total parenteral nutrition