Tunneled jugular small-bore central catheters as an alternative to peripherally inserted central catheters for intermediate-term venous access in patients with hemodialysis and chronic renal insufficiency.

@article{Sasadeusz1999TunneledJS,
  title={Tunneled jugular small-bore central catheters as an alternative to peripherally inserted central catheters for intermediate-term venous access in patients with hemodialysis and chronic renal insufficiency.},
  author={Kevin J Sasadeusz and Scott O. Trerotola and Himanshu Shah and Jan Namyslowski and Matthew Johnson and Ken Moresco and N. H. Patel},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={213 1},
  pages={303-6}
}
In 34 patients with chronic renal insufficiency or failure, 43 small-bore central catheters were placed via the internal or external jugular veins: right internal jugular vein, 28; left internal jugular vein, 14; right external jugular vein, one. Central venous access was achieved in all patients (mean catheter dwell time, 28 days; range, 3-99 days), with two minor complications (arterial puncture and catheter damage during suturing). Tunneled jugular small-bore central catheters are a vein… CONTINUE READING