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Complications of vascular catheterization in the critically ill. A prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7418424     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Invasive hemodynamic procedures are increasingly used for monitoring critically ill and injured patients. The results of a prospective study on complications of 210 vascular catheterizations in 116 critically ill patients are reported. A total of 80 central venous (CV), 71 pulmonary artery (PA), and 59 arterial (A) catheterizations were performed during an interval of 6 months. Catheters were inserted by percutaneous techniques for all but seven of the procedures. CV catheters were associated with complications in 3.7%. However, complications were encountered in 10% of the PA catheterizations and 13.5% of systemic A catheterization. It appears that in a group of patients with observed hospital mortality of 36%, invasive monitoring is associated with a significant complication rate.
V K Puri; R W Carlson; J J Bander; M H Weil
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-12-16     Completed Date:  1980-12-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  495-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization / adverse effects*
Catheters, Indwelling
Central Venous Pressure
Critical Care*
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Pulmonary Wedge Pressure
Shock / therapy
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