PURPOSE: To compare the effectiveness, safety and time needed to perform central venous catheterization (CVC) in the presence or absence of an ultrasound (US) guide. METHODS: Between January 1999 and February 2002 we performed CVCs in 196 patients: 105 patients received US guided CVC (group I) and 91 patients had CVC without US guide (group II). RESULTS: The average time to perform CVC was shorter with US guide (4 vs 7 min). The utilization of the US guide was also associated with improved success (98.09% vs 91.2%, p<0.025) and lack of major complications (0% vs 9.8%, p<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: US-guided CVC affords an easier, safer and more rapid cannulation of a central vein. It is especially helpful in those patients with anatomical variation or difficult veins (small or not visible, non-palpable landmarks) and in those with coagulative disorders.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2004|
|Titolo:||Comparasion of central venous catheterization with and without ultrasound guide|
|Autori:||CAJOZZO M; QUINTINI G; COCCHIARA G; GRECO G; VAGLICA R; BARBERA V; MODICA G|
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||CAJOZZO M, QUINTINI G, COCCHIARA G, GRECO G, VAGLICA R, BARBERA V, et al. (2004). Comparasion of central venous catheterization with and without ultrasound guide. ANTICANCER RESEARCH, 31, 199-2004.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|