JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, cilt.51, ss.188-191, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Purpose: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are used extensively in neonates. However, insertion of these thinnest catheters is a very delicate procedure. We developed an easy and safe insertion technique for 2-French (F) PICCs with a new fine-tipped introducer cannula created without modifying commercial products by advancing a 24-gauge peripheral venous cannula through a half-peeled (20-gauge) introducer cannula. We evaluated neonates treated with our new PICC insertion technique.