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Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular cannulation of the brachiocephalic vein in infants: a retrospective analysis of a case series.
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PMID:  22862549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background:  In this study, we analyze the impact of the choice of either the left or right brachiocephalic vein (BCV) on the cannulation success when using the ultrasound-guided supraclavicular in-plane technique approach to the longitudinally viewed BCV in infants. Methods:  The central vascular protocols of 183 infants were reviewed retrospectively. Results:  The weight ranged from 0.7 to 10 kg. Central venous catheter placement was eventually successful in 98.9%. In 141 patients (82.9%), the left BCV was successfully punctured on the first attempt, in 23 patients (13.5%) after 2 and in 6 patients (3.5%) after 3 attempts. The right BCV was successfully punctured on the first attempt in five patients (38.4%), in three patients (15.3%) after two and in five patients (38.4%) after three attempts, respectively. Significantly more puncture attempts were required for the right BCV (chi-square analysis: P < 0.01). There was also a significant improvement of the success rate over the time course of the case series (Jonckheere-test: P < 0.01). Conclusion:  It seems to be easier to cannulate the left BCV than the right BCV when using this ultrasound-guided supraclavicular strict in-plane technique. Gaining experience with this method seems to improve the cannulation success.
Christian Breschan; Manuela Platzer; Robert Jost; Haro Stettner; Georg Feigl; Rudolf Likar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  Paediatric anaesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1460-9592     ISO Abbreviation:  Paediatr Anaesth     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9206575     Medline TA:  Paediatr Anaesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
 Department of Anaesthesia, Klinikum Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria  Department of Anaesthesia, Krankenhaus Spittal/Drau, Spittal/Drau, Austria  Department of Statistics, University of Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria  Department of Anatomy, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.
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