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PAST,CURRENT,AND FUTURE PERIPHERALLY INSERTED CENTRAL CATHETERS


By Ibraheem Aljediea, Interventional Radiology technician, Aramco, Dammam, Saudi Arabia


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ICC stands for Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter. PICC is considered a central line that can be used as long-term intravenous access for chemotherapy, antibiotic treatment, or intravenous long-term feeding. PICC lines were introduced in the mid-1970s. Masoorli and Angeles described in detail PICC insertion procedure.They used a


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needle with palpation of the target vein. Advancing the catheter was done blindly using chin position to direct it to the Superior Vena Cava (SVC). Robinson-Reilly and Fletcher included in their paper the predicated future innovation for PICC lines will include the use of ultrasound in puncturing the target vein, however, many institutions routinely used ultrasound


There are two types of PICC lines based on the locking mechanism that is used to maintain positive pressure inside the catheter


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