Patients with inflammatory bowel disease receiving long-term home parenteral nutrition via tunneled catheters had lower rates of DVT than those who used peripherally inserted catheters, according to research presented at the ACG Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting.

In his presentation, Mohamed Tausif Siddiqui, MD, from Cleveland Clinic, said peripherally inserted catheters (PICCs) are the most commonly used devices in parenteral nutrition; however, they are associated with higher risk for DVT in patients with IBD. Because studies that have explored this area have focused on an in-patient

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