Ultrasonography-guided radial artery catheterization is superior compared with the traditional palpation technique: a prospective, randomized, blinded, crossover study.

@article{Hansen2014UltrasonographyguidedRA,
  title={Ultrasonography-guided radial artery catheterization is superior compared with the traditional palpation technique: a prospective, randomized, blinded, crossover study.},
  author={Marlene Aagaard Hansen and Peter Juhl-Olsen and Sofie Thorn and Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen and Erik Sloth},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2014},
  volume={58 4},
  pages={446-52}
}
BACKGROUND Radial artery catheterization is gaining popularity for diagnostic and interventional procedures. Palpation technique is widely used for the procedure, but ultrasonography has been shown to increase catheterization success. A recently described ultrasonography technique is termed 'dynamic needle tip positioning'. We aimed to compare the traditional palpation technique and dynamic needle tip positioning technique in regard to clinically relevant end points. METHODS The study was… CONTINUE READING

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