Heparin 100U/L for Prevention of PVC Complications

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio


Flushes with saline solution are used for maintaining patency of peripheral intermittent intravenous catheters in many institution based on the results of previous studies showing that 10 U heparin/mL is not better than saline in this respect. The latest meta-analysis investigated also safety and efficacy of heparin concentrations of 100 U/ml used as an intermittent flush, but no firm conclusion was reached because of limitations of the few available studies.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Prevention


Peripheral Venous Catheter Complications


heparin 100U/L flushes


Medicina 3 - IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo




IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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