Extract:“A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) provides a safe and effective central venous vascular access during the chemotherapy for patients with tumors. Valve-type PICCs are generally selected for patients undergoing multiple cycles of chemotherapy for tumors due to the advantages of fewer complications and easier maintenance compared with end-opening catheters. In this study, to identify the most suitable PICC for continuous pumping of 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in patients undergoing chemotherapy for gastrointestinal tract tumors, the clinical application of the double-lumen high-pressure-resistant PICC generally adopted in clinical practice was compared with the traditional anterior-valved single-lumen non-high-pressure-resistant PICC.”
Reference:Chen WF, Li YL, Ming J, Yu WQ. A study of two different valve-type peripherally inserted central catheters for 5-fluorouracil pumping in chemotherapy for patients with gastrointestinal tumors. Asian J Surg. 2024 Jan 11:S1015-9584(23)02124-3. doi: 10.1016/j.asjsur.2023.12.157. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38216343.