Placement of long-term central venous catheters in outpatients: study of 134 patients over 24,596 catheter days.

@article{Damascelli1997PlacementOL,
  title={Placement of long-term central venous catheters in outpatients: study of 134 patients over 24,596 catheter days.},
  author={Bruno Damascelli and Gian Luigi Patelli and Laura Frigerio and Rodolfo Lanocita and Francesco Garbagnati and Alfonso Marchiano and Carlo Spreafico and Giuseppe Di Tolla and Lorenzo Monfardini and Giovanni Porcelli},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1997},
  volume={168 5},
  pages={1235-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to investigate the feasibility of inserting long-term central venous access devices in outpatients using a simple technique that minimizes the risks of complications linked to venipuncture and errors in management. MATERIALS AND METHODS We placed 147 central venous catheters (CVCs) in 134 patients under local anesthesia. No sedation was used, and all procedures were done in our radiology department. Of the 134 patients, 101 patients were included in the follow-up… CONTINUE READING

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