Originally published by Harvard Health.
What Is It?
Chronic otitis media describes some long-term problems with the middle ear, such as a hole (perforation) in the eardrum that does not heal or a middle ear infection (otitis media) that doesn't improve or keeps returning.
The middle ear is a small bony chamber...
1. PICC-related deep vein thrombosis occurs in 2.7% of PICC patients, with highest frequency in patients who are critically ill and those with cancer.
2. PICCs are associated with a higher rate of deep vein thrombosis than other central venous catheters (CVCs), with a pooled OR of 2.55.