Power-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters: a step-down access or a real alternative to standard central venous lines?
Intensive Care Unit, Rua Dr. Enéas de Carvalho Aguiar 255, Fifth Floor, Emergency Medicine Discipline, Hospital das Clínicas, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Critical Care 2012, 16:425 doi:10.1186/cc11294
See related research by Pittiruti et al., http://ccforum.com/content/16/1/R21Published: 26 April 2012
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The recent article by Pittiruti and colleagues reports important clinical experience with power-injectable peripherally inserted central catheters (P-PICCs) in critically ill patients . Nevertheless, I believe some of the findings deserve clarification.