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Ultrasound-guided central venous catheter placement by surgical trainees: A safe procedure?
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PMID:  20658452     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Background: Central venous catheters (CVCs) are widely used to create a temporary or long-term access to the central venous system. A variety of treatments require a functional central venous access, including hemodialysis, administration of drugs, plasmapheresis and parenteral nutrition. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of CVC placement performed by surgical trainees, according to a strict protocol of ultrasound-guided puncture and fluoroscopy-guided catheter insertion in a large teaching hospital in an outpatient setting. Methods: Between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2008, 539 CVCs were placed, of which 486 were primary inserted by surgical trainees. All placements were ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided. After every placement operators recorded type of catheter, type of anesthesia, subcutaneous tunneling, technique of insertion and complications. Results: The study population consisted of 52% males. Access sites of CVCs were the internal jugular vein (91%), subclavian vein (5%) and other veins (3%). Technical success rate was 96.5%. Complication rate was 8.4%, of which 93% were arterial punctures. Pneumothorax occurred in three patients. Conclusions: CVC placement by surgical trainees is a safe procedure when using a strict protocol of ultrasound-guided vessel puncture and fluoroscopic-guided catheter placement.
Marijn Hameeteman; Aron S Bode; Arnoud G Peppelenbosch; Frank M van der Sande; Jan H M Tordoir
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of vascular access     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1129-7298     ISO Abbreviation:  J Vasc Access     Publication Date:    2010 Oct-Dec
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Created Date:  2011-01-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100940729     Medline TA:  J Vasc Access     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht - The Netherlands.
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