Prospective, randomized trial of Doppler-assisted subclavian vein catheterization.

@article{Bold1998ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective, randomized trial of Doppler-assisted subclavian vein catheterization.},
  author={Richard Bold and David J. Winchester and Alice Madary and Mary Ann Gregurich and Paul F. Mansfield},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={133 10},
  pages={1089-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the rate of success and complications of Doppler-guided subclavian vein catheter insertion compared with standard insertion in patients considered at high risk for failure. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, crossover trial. SETTING University-affiliated tertiary care medical center. PATIENTS Two hundred forty patients were enrolled in the study. Patients were stratified for 3 known risk factors: (1) prior surgery in the subclavian vein region, (2) prior radiotherapy at… CONTINUE READING

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