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Table 1 Baseline characteristics and patient demographic of the study cohort

From: Predictive risk factors of venous thromboembolism (VTE) associated with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in ambulant solid cancer patients: retrospective single Centre cohort study

Characteristic All patients (n = 158) PICC-related DVT (n = 23) Distant VTE (n = 23)
Age (Mean) 57 52 62
Gender
Male 56 (35.4%) 7 (12.5%) 9 (16%)
Female 102 (64.6%) 16 (15.7%) 14 (13.7%)
Primary cancer
Breast 63 (39.9%) 14 (22.2%) 2 (3.1%)
Colorectal 78 (49.4%) 8 (10.2%) 17 (21.8%)
Pancreas 9 (5.7%) 1 (11.1%) 3 (33.3%)
Other 8 (5%) 0 1 (12.5%)
Treatment intention
Neoadjuvant 21 (13.3%) 6 (28.6%) 0
Adjuvant 41 (26%) 8 (19.5%) 1 (2.4%)
Palliative 96 (60.7%) 9 (9.3%) 22 (23%)
History of antiplatelet or anticoagulation 14 (8.9%) 2 (14.3%) 2 (14.3%)
Previous VTE event 12 (7.6%) 2 (16.7%) 1 (8.3%)
Smoking 30 (18.9%) 7 (23.3%) 2 (6.6%)
Pervious risk factor for VTE 25 (15.9%) 2 (8%) 4 (16%)
Chemotherapy type
Fluropyrimidine containing 127 (80.3%) 21 (16.5%) 21 (16.5%)
Fluropyrimidine non-containing 31 (19.7%) 2 (6.4%) 2 (6.4%)
Prior PICC line in last 6 months 13 (8.2%) 1 (7.7%) 4 (30.8%)
  1. PICC peripherally inserted central catheter, PRDVT PICC related DVT, VTE vascular thromboembolism