Development of venous thrombi in a pediatric population of intestinal failure

Academic Article


  • Background/Purpose: Although pediatric intestinal failure (IF) is now a survivable diagnosis, children are still at risk for complications. Loss of venous access persists as a leading indication for intestinal transplantation. The goal of this study was to identify risk factors for loss of venous access in a pediatric intestinal failure population on long-term PN. Methods: We identified all patients who were PN dependent. Results: Patients that developed venous thrombosis had significantly more lines placed in the first 2 years of life compared to those who did not develop thrombosis. Multivariate regression analysis revealed that diagnosis (NEC and gastroschisis) and parental education were significant predictors of venous thrombosis. Conclusion: By identifying potential risk factors for thrombus development, interventions can be developed to improve the overall outcome in pediatric IF patients. Type of Study: Diagnostic Level of Evidence: III
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  • Asouzu MA; Shroyer M; Graham JS; Wilkinson L; Galloway DP; Martin CA
  • Start Page

  • 2145
  • End Page

  • 2148
  • Volume

  • 54
  • Issue

  • 10