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PICC catheter or UVC

Guest danielirra

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Guest danielirra

what do you think ? In our unit ,We are beginning to use PICC ( but we do not have much experience yet ) and want to make a protocol to treat the infant of the diabetic mother. Do you use umbilical via (probably will not for long) or PICC (course if required). Thanks in advance

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We try to restrict the nb of days with UVC as much as possible, and switch over to a PICC if we believe an infant will need parenteral fluids for more than a just a few days.

Infants to diabetic mothers are usually cared with regular peripheral vein catheters.

Here's a reference about complications with all catheter types.


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If it is a high UVC (at T10 level), we have kept it for three weeks without any complications.


Consultant Neonatologist

Corniche Hospital


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