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Internal jugular versus subclavian vein catheterization for central venous catheterization in orthotopic liver transplantation.
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PMID:  16213340     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to compare incidence rates of mechanical and infectious complications associated with central venous catheterization via the internal jugular vein (IJV) versus the subclavian vein (SV) among 45 consecutive patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) between January 2000 and June 2004. The subjects were divided into two groups according to the site of central venous catheterization (IJV or SV). We recorded each patient's physical characteristics, international normalized ratio (INR), partial thromboplastin time, platelet levels, number of puncture attempts, success/failure of central venous catheterization, duration of catheter placement, occurrence of catheter tip misplacement, arterial puncture, incidence of hematoma or pneumothorax, catheter-related infection, or bacterial colonization of the catheter. Senior staff anesthesiologists performed 22 SV and 23 IJV catheterizations for the 45 OLT procedures. The SV and IVJ groups both had minor coagulation abnormalities with slightly increased INR values at the time of catheterization. There were no significant differences between the groups with respect to success of central venous catheterization (100% for both), numbers of attempted punctures, duration of catheter placement, and incidence rates of mechanical and infectious complications. Both groups showed high frequencies of catheter tip misplacement, with right atrium as the site of misplacement in all cases. Two patients in the IJV group (8.7%) developed hematomas after accidental carotid artery puncture. The results suggest that, when performed by experienced anesthesiologists, central venous catheterization via the SV is an acceptable alternative to IJV catheterization for patients undergoing OLT.
A Torgay; A Pirat; S Candan; P Zeyneloglu; G Arslan; M Haberal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transplantation proceedings     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0041-1345     ISO Abbreviation:  Transplant. Proc.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-10     Completed Date:  2006-01-31     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0243532     Medline TA:  Transplant Proc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3171-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Baskent University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects,  methods*
Fever / epidemiology
International Normalized Ratio
Jugular Veins*
Liver Transplantation / methods*
Partial Thromboplastin Time
Platelet Count
Subclavian Vein*

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