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Table 1 The patients’ clinical characteristics in both groups

From: Insertion of central venous catheters in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation: is there a platelet level for a safe procedure?

Parameter Group A
N (%)
Group B
N (%)
Number of patients 26 (65%) 14 (35%)
Number of CVCs insertions 26 (56.5%) 20 (43.5%)
 Rt. IJV 26 (100%) 14 (70%)
 Lt. IJV 6 (30%)
Indication for BMT   
Hematological diseases 26 (100%) 3 (21.4%)
 Beta Thalassemia major 21
 Acquired aplastic anemia 2 2
 Sickle-Thalassemia 2
 Mucopolysaccharaidosis 1
 Fanconi anemia 1
Malignancies 11 (78.6%)
 ALL 6
 AML 3
 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma 2
Perioperative platelet transfusions 20 (100%)
  1. CVCs central venous catheters, IJV internal jugular vein, BMT bone marrow transplantation, ALL acute lymphocytic leukemia, AML acute myeloid leukemia