Journal article

Ultrasound Imaging Reduces Failure Rates of Percutaneous Central Venous Catheterization in Children

Nobuaki Shime, Koji Hosokawa, Graeme MacLaren

PEDIATRIC CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound imaging has been shown to be beneficial for percutaneous central venous cannulation in systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials in adult patients, but not in pediatrics. The aim of this updated review was to determine whether percutaneous central venous catheterization with the aid of ultrasound reduces cannulation failure in children. DATA SOURCES: PubMed was searched using the terms: ultrasound, catheterization, central vein (including internal jugular and femoral veins), and pediatrics. STUDY SELECTION: Both nonrandomized comparative studies and randomized controlled trials were eligible for inclusion if they assessed the rate of cannulation failure using r..

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