Short-term femoral vein catheterization. A safe alternative venous access?

Abstract

Results of femoral vein catheterization were compared with those of subclavian and antecubital vein catheterization in 2,345 combat casualties during treatment of hypovolemic shock. Femoral vein catheterization was successful in 95.5 per cent of cases. Accidental arterial puncture occurred in 6.3 per cent, hematomas in 1.3 per cent, and infection in 1.4 per… (More)

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