A safer system for percutaneous subclavian venous catheterization in newborn infants.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Percutaneous infraclavicular cannulation of the subclavian vein in even the tiniest infants can be performed with safety and ease using a plastic cannula metal needle stylet and following plastic catheter. This route for achieving superior vena caval catheterization provides a most satisfactory method for central pressure monitoring, long term antibiotic administration, total parenteral nutrition, and exchange transfusion. Few serious complications have been noted in over a hundred infant cannulations. The procedure can be performed in the intensive care nursery with a success rate of over 95%. Sepsis rates in clean cases are acceptably low. Most sepsis is due to other clearly identifiable sources of infection in these already critically ill infants.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Filston, HC; Grant, JP

Published Date

  • October 1, 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 564 - 570

PubMed ID

  • 117093

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3468

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0022-3468(79)80141-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States