Table 2

Peripheral vein cannulation and complications data, by group

SC (N.20)LC (N.20)P value
Number of attempts1.5±0.810.005
Days of total infusion therapy7.7±4.29.6±5.80.400
Days of catheter permanence3.2±2.19,2±6.0<0.0001
Number of catheters changed during therapy2.8±1.01.2±0.3<0.0001
Episodes of dislocation/infiltration, occlusion/thrombosis0.7±0.50.3±0.40.003
Number of phlebitis/skin infections0.4±0.500.002
  • Values expressed as N (%) or mean±SD.

  • LC, long cannulas; SC, short cannulas.