Evaluation of formulas for optimal positioning of central venous catheters.

@article{Czepizak1995EvaluationOF,
  title={Evaluation of formulas for optimal positioning of central venous catheters.},
  author={C A Czepizak and Juan Manuel O'Callaghan and Br{\"u}ne Venus},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 6},
  pages={1662-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the accuracy of formulas designed to estimate the optimum intravenous length of central venous catheters. DESIGN A prospective study of catheter insertion sites to evaluate the accuracy of predetermined formulas that predict the intravascular insertion length required to avoid intracardiac catheter tip placement. SETTING A 320-bed tertiary hospital. PATIENTS Critically ill patients requiring central venous access for therapy or monitoring. MAIN RESULTS The formulas… CONTINUE READING
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