Long-term central venous catheters: size and location do matter.

  title={Long-term central venous catheters: size and location do matter.},
  author={Raymond P. Onders and Robert R. Shenk and Thomas A. Stellato},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={191 3},
BACKGROUND Right or left side of placement for subclavian vein catheterization for placement of long-term central catheters and size of the catheters has not been analyzed completely. METHODS The records of 502 consecutive long-term central venous catheters placed in patients while in the operating room over a 1-year period were reviewed and 230 subclavian vein tunneled catheters were analyzed. Technical difficulties in placing the catheters were defined as arterial puncture, guidewire… CONTINUE READING

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