PICC/Midline-Related Articles of Interest

Evans RS, Sharp JH, Linford LH, Lloyd JF, Woller SC, Stevens SM, Elliot CG, Tripp JS, Jones SS, Weaver LK. Reduction of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-associated DVT. Chest. 2013;143(3):627-633. Abstract

Molin A, Allara E, Montani D, Milani S, Frassati C, Cossu S, Tonella S, Brioschi D, Rasero L. Flushing the Central Venous Catheter: is Heparin Necessary? The Journal of Vascular Access. 2014;15(4):241-328. Abstract

Christensen LD, Holst M, Bech LF, et al. Comparison of Complications Associated with Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters and Hickman™ Catheters in Patients with Intestinal Failure Receiving Home Parenteral Nutrition.  Six-year follow up study.  Clin Nutr. 2015;5614(15);00187-9.  Abstract

Fallouh N, McGuirk HM, Flanders SA, Chopra V.  Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter-Associated Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Narrative Review.  Am J Med. 2015;128(7): 722-38. Abstract

Simonov M, Pittiruti M, Richard CM, Chopra V. Navigating Venous Access: A Guide for Hospitalists. J Hosp Med. 2015;10(7): 471-8.  Abstract

Winters JP, Callas PW, Cushman M, Repp AB, Zakai NA. Central Venous Catheters and Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis in Medical Inpatients: the Medical Inpatients and Thrombosis (MITH) Study. Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis. 2015;13(12):2155-60. Abstract

Sriskandarajah P, Webb K, ChisholmD, et al. Retrospective Cohort Analysis Comparing the Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis Between Peripherally-Inserted and Long-Term Skin Tunneled Venous Catheters in Hemato-Oncology Patients.  Thromb J. 2015;13:21.  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

Krein SL, Kuhn L, Ratz D, et al. The Relationship Between Perceived Role and Appropriate use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: A Survey of Vascular Access Nurses in the United States. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2017; 71:28-33. Abstract

Kramer R, Rogers M, Conte M, et al. Are Antimicrobial Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters Associated with Reduction in Central Line–associated Bloodstream Infection? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. American Journal of Infection Control. 2017;45(2):108-114. Abstract

Fabiana A, Dreas L, Sanson G. Ultrasound-guided deep-arm veins insertion of long peripheral catheters in patients with difficult venous access after cardiac surgery. Heart & Lung. 2017;46(1):46-53. Abstract

Chuong H, Spry C. Central Venous Access Devices (CVADs) and Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICCs) for adult and pediatric patients: A review of clinical effectiveness and safety. Ottawa: CADTH; 2017 Apr. (CADTH rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal).  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.  Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015;163(6_Supplement):S1-S40. 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

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;online:1-12. Abstract

Micic D, Semrad S, and Chopra V. Choosing the Right Central Venous Catheter for Paternal Nutrition. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2018;online. Abstract

Literature on Reducing PICC Gauge

Evans SR, Sharp J, Linford L, Lloyd J, Woller S, Stevers S, Elliott G, Tripp JS, Jones S, Weaver L. Reduction of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter- Associated DVT. CHEST. 2013;143 (3):627-633. Abstract

Literature on Reducing PICC Lumens

Ratz D, Hofer T, Flanders SA, Saint S, Chopra V. Limiting the Number of Lumens in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters to Improve Outcomes and Reduce Cost: A Simulation Study. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2016; 37 (7): 811-817. Abstract

O'Brien J, Paquet F, Lindsay R, Velenti D. Insertion of PICCs with Minimum Number of Lumens Reduces Complications and Costs. Journal of the American College of Radiology. 2013; 10 (11): 864-868. Abstract

Literature on Reducing Catheter Occlusions

Hitchcock J. Preventing Intraluminal Occlusion in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters. Br J Nurs. 2016 Oct 27;25(19):S12-S18. Abstract


Adams D, Little A, Vinsant C, et al. The Midline Catheter: A Clinical Review. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016 (In Press). Abstract

Caparas J, Hung H. Vancomycin Administration Through a Novel Midline Catheter: Summary of a 5-Year, 1086-Patient Experience in an Urban Community Hospital. Journal of the Association for Vascular Access. 2017;22 (1):38-41. Abstract

Sharp R, Esterman A, McCutcheon H, Hearse N, Cummings M. The safety and efficacy of midlines compared to peripherally inserted central catheters for adult cystic fibrosis patients: A retrospective, observational study. International Journal of Nursing Studies. 2014; 51(5)694-702. Abstract