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Unilateral pleural effusion complicating central venous catheterisation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10794796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acute respiratory distress developed in two preterm babies because of unilateral hydrothorax secondary to the migration of a central venous catheter into the pulmonary vasculature. Prompt recognition of the problem and rapid treatment are essential and life saving. This complication of intravenous alimentation catheters has not been previously reported in the neonatal age group.
P Madhavi; R Jameson; M J Robinson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood. Fetal and neonatal edition     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1359-2998     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child. Fetal Neonatal Ed.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-07-03     Completed Date:  2000-07-03     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9501297     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  F248-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Hope Hospital, Salford M6 8HD, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / adverse effects*
Equipment Failure
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Occlusive Dressings
Parenteral Nutrition / adverse effects*
Pleural Effusion / etiology*,  prevention & control,  radiography
Pulmonary Artery
Pulmonary Veins

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