HMS Articles of Interest

HMS Articles


Chopra V, Kaatz S, Grant P, Swaminathan L, Boldenow T, Conlon A, Bernstein S, Flanders S. Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Following Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Exchange: an Analysis of 23,000 Hospitalized Patients. The American Journal of Medicine. Published online February 1, 2018. Abstract

Paje D, Conlon A, Kaatz S, Swaminathan L, Boldenow T, Bernstein S, Flanders SA, Chopra V, Patterns and Predictors of Short-Term Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Use: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. J. Hosp. Med. 2018 February;13(2):76-82. Abstract

Grant P, Conlon A, Chopra V, Flanders, S. Use of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients. JAMA Internal Medicine. Published Online May 21, 2018. Abstract


Smith, Shawna N. et al. Patterns and Predictors of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Occlusion: The 3P-O Study. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2017;2(5). Abstract

Swaminathan L, Flanders S, Rogers M, et al. Improving PICC use and outcomes in hospitalised patients: an interrupted time series study using MAGIC criteria. BMJ Qual Saf Published Online First. 2017;0:1–8. Abstract

Chopra V, Kaatz S, Conlon A, Paje D, Grant P, Rogers M, Bernstein S, Saint S, Flanders F. The Michigan Risk Score to Predict Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-associated Thrombosis. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2017 Oct;15(10):1951-1962. Abstract

Herc E, Patel P, Washer L, Conlon A, Flanders S, Chopra V. A Model to Predict Central-Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Among Patients With Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: The MPC Score. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2017 Oct;38(10):1155-1166. Abstract


Greene T, Chopra V, Grant P, et al. Validation of Risk Assessment Models of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Medical Patients. Am J Med. 2016;129(9):1001.e9-1001. Abstract

Chopra V, Ratz D, Hofer T, et al. Limiting the Number of Lumens in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Cost: A Simulation Study. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2016;37(7):811-7. Abstract

Chopra V, Smith S, Swaminathan L, et al. Variations in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Use and Outcomes in Michigan Hospitals. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2016;176(4):548-551. Abstract

Moureau N, Chopra V. Making the Magic: Guiding Vascular Access Selection for Intensive Care - a Summary of Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC). ICU Management & Practice. 2016;16(2). AbstractDashboard

Moureau N, Chopra V. Indications for Peripheral, Midline and Central Catheters: Summary of the MAGIC Recommendations. Br J Nurse. 2016;25(8):S15-24. Abstract

Rogers M, Blumberg N, Bernstein S, Flanders S, Chopra V. Association Between Delivery Methods for Red Blood Cell Transfusion and the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism: a Longitudinal Study. The Lancet. 2016;3(12):563-571. Abstract


Chopra V, Kuhn L, Ratz D, et al.  Vascular Nursing Experience, Practice Knowledge, and Beliefs: Results from the Michigan PICC1 Survey. J Hosp Med. Published online December 30, 2015. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2523.  Abstract

Angelini D, Greene T, Wietzke J, Flanders S, Sood S. Defining the Risk: Benefit Ratio of Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Cancer Patients. Blood. December, 2015;126(23):627. Abstract

Chopra V, Flanders S. Revisiting the tale of venous thromboembolism in hospitalized medical patients. J Thromb Haemost. 2015;13(12):2152-4. Abstract

Grant P, Greene T, Chopra V, et al.  Assessing the Caprini Score for Risk Assessment of Venous Thromboembolism in Hospitalized Medical Patients.  Am J Med. Published online November 6, 2015.  doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.10.027. Abstract

Chopra V, Flanders S, Saint S, et al. The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters (MAGIC): Results From a Multispecialty Panel Using the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163(6_Supplement):S1-S40. Abstract

Grant P, Flanders S. Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis: a Path Toward More Appropriate Use. BMJ Quality and Safety. 2015;24:605-607. Abstract

Greene T, Flanders S, Woller S, et al.  The Association Between PICC Use and Venous Thromboembolism in Upper and Lower Extremities. Am J Med. Published online May 1, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2015.03.028. Abstract


Flanders S, Greene T, Grant P, et al. Hospital Performance for Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis and Rate of Venous Thromboembolism : A Cohort Study. JAMA Intern Med. Published online August 18, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3384. Abstract

Chopra V, Govindan S, Kuhn L, et al. Do Clinicians Know Which of Their Patients Have Central Venous Catheters?: A Multicenter Observational Study. Ann Intern Med. 2014;161: 562-7. Abstract

Chopra V, Ratz D, Kuhn L, et al. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Related Deep Vein Thrombosis: Contemporary Patterns and Predictors.  J Thromb Haemost. 2014;12(6):847-54.  Abstract


Chopra V, Anand S, Hickner A, et al.  Risk of Venous Thromboembolism Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.  Lancet. 2013;382(9889):311-25.  Abstract

Chopra V, Kuhn L, Coffey CE Jr, et al. Hospitalist Experiences, Practice, Opinions, and Knowledge Regarding Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Michigan Survey. J Hosp Med. 2013;8(6):309-14.  Abstract