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Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade as complications of neonatal long lines: are they really a problem?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12819160     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To estimate the frequency of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade associated with the use of neonatal percutaneous long lines (PLLs) over the past five years.
METHOD: A retrospective nationwide postal survey, of all neonatal and special care units in the United Kingdom.
RESULTS: Eighty two cases of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade were reported from the five year period, during which we estimate that 46 000 PLLs were inserted. The calculated frequency of pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade occurring with PLLs was 1.8/1000 lines. There were 30 deaths, giving a fatality rate after pericardial effusion of 0.7/1000 lines.
CONCLUSIONS: Pericardial effusion/cardiac tamponade is a serious but infrequent complication of PLL use.
K Beardsall; D K White; E M Pinto; A W R Kelsall
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-23     Completed Date:  2003-08-27     Revised Date:  2014-07-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F292-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Catheters, Indwelling / adverse effects
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
Parenteral Nutrition, Total / methods*
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
Retrospective Studies
Comment In:
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2003 Jul;88(4):F260-2   [PMID:  12819154 ]

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