We still go for the jugular: implications of the 3SITES central venous catheter study for nephrology.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The 3SITES study randomly assigned a nontunneled central venous catheter site in over 3000 adults treated in intensive care units. The subclavian site was associated with a lower rate of short-term complications, including catheter-related bloodstream infection and deep venous thrombosis, compared to the femoral or internal jugular site. Nephrologists should be aware of this study and should continue to advocate for alternatives to subclavian vein catheter placement in patients with chronic kidney disease who are expected to require arteriovenous access for dialysis in the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wyatt, CM; Vassalotti, JA

Published Date

  • March 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 522 - 524

PubMed ID

  • 26880443

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1523-1755

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.kint.2016.01.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States