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PICC lines should be allowed in patients with cancer and CKD stage 3 and beyond as the risk of ESRD is significantly less than risk of progression of cancer or death.
Based on the results of the study, future research and practice need to evaluate current guidelines in appropriateness of PICCs among patients with cancer and CKD.
Joanne Dalusung pictured.
Dalusung, Joanne MSn, APRN, AGACNP-BC; Page, Valda BS, MPH; Workeneh, Biruh MS, MD; Mamlouk, Omar MBBS; and Mandayam, Sreedhar MD, "PICC lines in patients with chronic kidney disease and cancer: What are we saving the vein for?" (2021). APRN Week 2021. 14.