Central venous catheter use in the pediatric patient: mechanical and infectious complications.

@article{Jonge2005CentralVC,
  title={Central venous catheter use in the pediatric patient: mechanical and infectious complications.},
  author={Rogier C. J. de Jonge and Kees H. Polderman and Reinoud J. B. J. Gemke},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 3},
  pages={329-39}
}
OBJECTIVE Following the introduction and widespread use of central venous catheters (CVCs) in adults, these devices are being used with increasing frequency in the pediatric population. This review will focus on differences between adults and children regarding CVC use and its potential complications. Both mechanical and infectious complications will be discussed. DATA SOURCES Systematic review of the literature. CONCLUSIONS CVC-related complications in pediatric patients are closely linked… CONTINUE READING