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A loop technique for the safe, secure, and convenient fixation of subclavian central venous catheters to the chest wall.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12781881     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central venous catheters are placed frequently at our institution. Residents are taught the technique of subclavian line placement starting in their first year of training. Frequently the teaching stops once the line is in the vein. We have developed a method of fixation for subclavian central venous catheters that provides a safe, secure, and convenient means of fixation to the chest wall. The central venous catheter can be inserted by that technique with which the physician is the most comfortable and familiar.
Patrick R Reardon; Gerald P McKinney; E Stirling Craig; Michael J Reardon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of surgery     Volume:  185     ISSN:  0002-9610     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Surg.     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-06-03     Completed Date:  2003-06-30     Revised Date:  2007-02-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370473     Medline TA:  Am J Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
The Methodist Hospital, and Departments of Surgery, Cardiovascular, and Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas at Houston Medical School, 6550 Fannin, Suite 2435, Houston, TX 77030, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Catheterization, Central Venous / methods*
Catheters, Indwelling
Subclavian Vein / surgery*
Suture Techniques*
Thoracic Wall / surgery*
Comment In:
Am J Surg. 2007 Feb;193(2):292   [PMID:  17236870 ]

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