Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access: a systematic review of randomized-controlled trials.

  title={Ultrasound-guided peripheral venous access: a systematic review of randomized-controlled trials.},
  author={Yiju Teresa Liu and Abdulmohsen Alsaawi and Hjalti Mar Bjornsson},
  journal={European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine},
  volume={21 1},
OBJECTIVE To systematically review the current literature on the effect of using ultrasound (US) guidance for the placement of peripheral intravenous (PIV) catheters in patients with difficult access. MATERIALS AND METHODS A systematic search was performed for the keywords ultrasonography, catheterization, and peripheral vein. A systematic review was performed on randomized-controlled studies comparing the use of dynamic US guidance with the conventional landmark technique. The primary… CONTINUE READING
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