COMPLI-PICC: Study on Picclines' Complications

2017-01-12 04:38:22 | BioPortfolio


This is a prospective monocentric study of PICC Line complications use in 5 medical and one surgical units of Brest Medical University Hospital.

To evaluate the incidence of the following complications: infections, thromboses, mechanical and hemorrhagic, at month 3 post-intervention.

Also evaluating:

- the management of these PICC Line related complications,

- risk factors for such complications,

- and the mortality-related outcomes.


All eligible patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria, after PICC Line placement, will receive oral and written patient information describing the study deployment and follow-up. Patients will be followed up until PICC Line removal if it occurs during the first 3 months after placement or until death if it occurs during the first 3 months, or during 3 months in the absence of complications.

- Infectious complications are described in accordance with IDSA 2009 guidelines and include bloodstream infection, endocarditis, local infection and septic thrombophlebitis.

- Thrombotic complications are defined as symptomatic, deep, or superficial venous thrombosis, confirmed by Ultrasound and Echo-Doppler or asymptomatic venous thrombosis diagnosed fortuitously.

- Mechanical complications are defined as impairments related to PICC Line device: occlusion, rupture, accidental removal.

- Hemorrhagic complications are defined as hematoma or bleedings of puncture site.

In the event of PICC Line-related complications, patient will be followed up for an additional 3 months, from the date of complication diagnosis, i.e. maximum follow-up duration of 6 months.

Each week during the first month, then once monthly during the follow-up (i.e. W1, W2, W3, W4, M2, M3, +/- M4, M5, M6), all patients data related to the PICC Line retention or removal, use and all its related complications will be collected.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


PICC Line Placement




CHRU de Brest




University Hospital, Brest

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2017-01-12T04:38:22-0500

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