NICE guidelines for central venous catheterization in children. Is the evidence base sufficient?

@article{Grebenik2004NICEGF,
  title={NICE guidelines for central venous catheterization in children. Is the evidence base sufficient?},
  author={Catherine R Grebenik and Adam Boyce and Marybetts Sinclair and Rhys D. Evans and Dale Mason and Bel{\'e}n Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={827-30}
}
BACKGROUND Recent guidelines from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend the use of ultrasound guidance for central venous catheterization in children. This study prospectively examined the use of ultrasound guidance for central venous catheterization in children undergoing heart surgery. METHODS One hundred and twenty-four infants and children were randomized to either ultrasound-guided or traditional landmark-guided central venous catheterization. RESULTS Success… CONTINUE READING

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