Table 5.

Reason for Removal of Peripherally Inserted Central Venous Catheters: CHMC vs Outside Use

ReasonTotal n (%)CHMC Use n (%)Outside Use n (%)
Total number441  271 170
Therapy complete305  (69)175  (65)130  (77)
Suspected infection37  (8)28  (10)9  (5)
Occlusion32  (7)20  (7)12  (7)
Accidental dislodgement34  (8)21  (8)13  (8)
Leakage7  (2)6  (2)1  (1)
Breakage8  (2)6  (2)2  (1)
Infiltration9  (2)8  (3)1  (1)
Catheter rupture2  (1)1  (0.4)1  (1)
Placement incorrect2  (1)2  (1)0  (0)
Removed after death5  (1)4  (2)1  (1)
  • Abbreviation: CHMC, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center.