Ultrasound-assisted cannulation of the internal jugular vein. A prospective comparison to the external landmark-guided technique.


BACKGROUND Central venous access is an essential part of patient management in many clinical settings and is usually achieved with a blinded, external landmark-guided technique. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether an ultrasound technique can improve on the traditional method. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively evaluated an ultrasound-guided… (More)

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