But a recent study presented at the National Kidney Foundation meeting (via Medpage Today) showed that the practice is common in advanced CKD patients. According to one of the discussants:
She explained that at her institution, they have started a program to reduce PICC placement in CKD patients. "For anyone with a glomerular filtration rate of less than 30 mg/L, you cannot just order a PICC. You have to go through an algorithm where you consider other line placements."