Journal Basic Info

  • Impact Factor: 1.995**
  • H-Index: 8
  • ISSN: 2474-1647
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647
**Impact Factor calculated based on Google Scholar Citations. Please contact us for any more details.

Major Scope

  •  Thoracic Surgery
  •  Breast Surgery
  •  Orthopaedic Surgery
  •  Minimally Invasive Surgery
  •  Colon and Rectal Surgery
  •  Robotic Surgery
  •  Neurological Surgery
  •  Plastic Surgery


Citation: Clin Surg. 2022;7(1):3530.Research Article | Open Access

Incidence and Risk Factors of Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter–Related Venous Thromboembolism

Talal A Altuwaijri1*, Dalal I Alhuzaimi2, Fatima S Sirajuddin2, Sarah S AlMutawa2, Hussam Anas1 and Abdulmajeed Altoijry1

1Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
2College of Medicine, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

*Correspondance to: Talal A Altuwaijri 

 PDF  Full Text DOI: 10.25107/2474-1647.3530


Objective: To estimate the incidence of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC)-Related Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) and to evaluate the possible related risk factors. Design: A retrospective cohort study. Settings: King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Subjects: All patients with PICC line inserted from 2015 until 2018. Main outcomes: Incidence of VTE, mechanical, and clinical risk factors. Results: Among 583 patients with PICC line, 72 of them (12.3%) found to have DVT. While pulmonary embolism incidence rate was 0%. Our results suggest that clinical risk factors associated with the development of PICC-related VTE are renal failure, hematological disease, cancer, receipt of chemotherapy, and a prior VTE. However, use of anticoagulants did not appear to decrease the risk of VTE. Conclusion: Our findings have relevant implications for clinical practice. To avoid serious complications, awareness of the risks and benefits of different vascular access devices should be considered when determining their usage in patient care.


Cite the article

Altuwaijri TA, Alhuzaimi DI, Sirajuddin FS, AlMutawa SS, Anas H, Altoijry A. Incidence and Risk Factors of Peripherally-Inserted Central Catheter– Related Venous Thromboembolism. Clin Surg. 2022; 7: 3530..

Search Our Journal

Journal Indexed In

Articles in PubMed

Voice Outcomes in Laryngotracheal Stenosis: Impact of the Montgomery T-tube
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
Monitoring an Ongoing Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) Program: Adherence Improves Clinical Outcomes in a Comparison of Three Thousand Colorectal Cases
 PubMed  PMC  PDF  Full Text
View More...

Articles with Grants

Use of Accessible Blood Filter for Postoperative Cell Salvage in Cardiac Surgery
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
Recurrent and Refractory Ischemic Stroke Complicating Evans Syndrome
 Abstract  PDF  Full Text
View More...