Ultrasonic examination: an alternative to chest radiography after central venous catheter insertion?


We evaluated ultrasonic examination as a diagnostic tool for catheter misplacement and pneumothorax after central venous catheter insertion. Physicians in the intensive care unit (ICU) performed the ultrasonic examinations, and the results were compared with those of chest radiography. Eighty-five central venous catheters (70 subclavian and 15 internal… (More)


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