Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in cancer patients improves the success rate of cannulation and reduces mechanical complications: a prospective observational study of 1,978 consecutive catheterizations.
World J Surg Oncol. 2010;8:91
Authors: Cavanna L, Civardi G, Vallisa D, Di Nunzio C, Cappucciati L, Bertè R, Cordani MR, Lazzaro A, Cremona G, Biasini C, Muroni M, Mordenti P, Gorgni S, Zaffignani E, Ambroggi M, Bidin L, Palladino MA, Rodinò C, Tibaldi L
A central venous catheter (CVC) currently represents the most frequently adopted intravenous line for patients undergoing infusional chemotherapy and/or high-dose chemotherapy with hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation and parenteral nutrition. CVC insertion represents a risk for pneumothorax, nerve or arterial punctures. The aim of this prospective observational study was to explore the safety and efficacy of CVC insertion under ultrasound (US) guidance and to confirm its utility in clinical practice in cancer patients.
PMID: 20958986 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]