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Management of arterial puncture site after catheterization procedures: evaluating a suture-mediated closure device.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10392872     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To overcome the challenge associated with achievement in hemostasis after a catheterization procedure, a suture-based closure device was compared with manual compression in a 600-patient randomized trial. The major study end points included the incidence of vascular complications and the time to ambulation after the procedure. The study included diagnostic or interventional procedures. The suture-mediated closure was performed immediately after the procedure independent of the anticoagulation level, whereas manual compression was performed per hospital protocol with sheath removal relying on normalization of patient's anticoagulation status. A significant reduction in time to achieve hemostasis (7.8 +/- 4.8 vs 19.6 +/- 13.2 minutes, p <0001) and time to ambulation (4.5 +/- 6.5 vs 17.8 +/- 5 hours, p <0001) was associated with use of the suture-mediated closure device. The incidence of vascular complications was similar in the overall population (5.7% for suturing device vs 11.3% for compression) or in the interventional patient subset (8.4% for suturing device vs 9.6% for compression). There was a significant reduction in the incidence of vascular complications in the diagnostic procedure subset (4.4% for suturing device vs 12.1% for compression, p <0.05). Thus, the use of a suture-mediated closure device represents a safe alternative to manual compression. Hemostasis and ambulation can be achieved faster with the suturing device than with manual compression, with a potential reduction in access site complications.
U Gerckens; N Cattelaens; E G Lampe; E Grube
Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-29     Completed Date:  1999-07-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1658-63     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Herzentrum Siegburg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Peripheral*
Equipment Design
Femoral Artery
Hemostatic Techniques*
Middle Aged
Suture Techniques / instrumentation*
Time Factors

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