Heike Tuppatsch

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STUDY OBJECTIVE To compare the success of Doppler and B-mode ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein (IJV) catheterization with respect to body mass index (BMI). STUDY DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Section for cardiovascular anesthesia of a university hospital. PATIENTS 338 consenting patients were analyzed. INTERVENTIONS Subjects(More)
OBJECTIVE AND METHODS A survey on the current practice in using portable ultrasound machines to assist central vein cannulation was performed by sending a questionnaire to 817 departments of anaesthesiology and intensive care medicine in Germany. Also, incomplete questionnaires were included in the analysis. RESULTS There was a 54 % response rate.(More)
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