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2022 Nov 13

J Hosp Med

Integrated versus nonintegrated peripheral intravenous catheter in hospitalized adults (OPTIMUM): A randomized controlled trial.


Rickard CM, Larsen E, Walker RM, Mihala G, Byrnes J, Saiyed M, Cooke M, Finucane J, Carr PJ, Marsh N
J Hosp Med. 2022 Nov 13.
PMID: 36372995.


One-third of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) fail from inflammatory or infectious complications, causing substantial treatment interruption and replacement procedures.