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Table 6 Injection pressure, ΔT and CI during automated rapid injection through PICCs of different lumen size: comparison with CICC

From: Are single-lumen 5Fr and triple-lumen 6Fr PICCs suitable for hemodynamic assessment by trans-pulmonary thermodilution? A pilot study

  Triple-lumen 7Fr CICC Single-lumen 5Fr PICC Triple-lumen 6Fr PICC Double-lumen 5Fr PICCa
Internal diameter, mma 1.016 1.02 0.94 0.81
Mean Psi 110 112 120 130
ΔT bias, °Cb Reference − 0.017 − 0.05 − 0.12
CI mean difference, L/min/m2 Reference 0.16 0.39 1.55
CI bias, % Reference 5.4 12.5 39.3
  1. aData from D’Arrigo et al. [7]
  2. bDifference between mean ΔTPICC and mean ΔTCICC
  3. CI: cardiac index; CICC: centrally inserted central catheter; ΔT: delta temperature; PICC: peripherally inserted central catheter; Psi: pound per square inch
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