Correct depth of insertion of right internal jugular central venous catheters based on external landmarks: avoiding the right atrium.

@article{Ezri2007CorrectDO,
  title={Correct depth of insertion of right internal jugular central venous catheters based on external landmarks: avoiding the right atrium.},
  author={Tiberiu Ezri and Marian Weisenberg and Daniel I Sessler and Haim Berkenstadt and Sorin Elias and Peter Szmuk and Francis Serour and Shmuel Evron},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2007},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={497-501}
}
OBJECTIVE Radiographically, a central venous catheter (CVC) tip should lie at the level of the right tracheobronchial angle. Precalculation of length of CVC insertion may avoid unnecessary catheter malposition. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of a method of CVC positioning, based on external topographic landmarks. DESIGN A prospective, randomized study. SETTING University-affiliated hospital, single institution. PARTICIPANTS Patients scheduled for surgery… CONTINUE READING

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