The use of cyanoacrylate glue as sealant on the exit site of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) may offer some important clinical advantages. However, concerns exist about the potential interaction between cyanoacrylate and the material of the catheter itself. The aim of this study was to investigate the pos-sibility of damage to the catheter secondary to a long-term contact with a two-component skin glue (N-butyl + octyl cyanoacrylate).

Francesca Di Puccio1, Daniela Giacomarro1, Lorenza Mattei1, Mauro Pittiruti2, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo2

1 Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Industriale, Università di Pisa, Pisa – Italy
2 Fondazione Policlinico Universitario “A. Gemelli”, Roma – Italy

Corresponding author: Francesca Di PuccioDepartment of Civil and Industrial Engineering Largo Lazzarino56126 Pisa,

Journal of Vascular Access 2018, Vol. 19(1) 58 –62©

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