Peripherally inserted central catheters in the neonatal period

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Uygun I. , Okur M. H. , Otcu S., Ozturk H.

ACTA CIRURGICA BRASILEIRA, cilt.26, sa.5, ss.404-411, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 26 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1590/s0102-86502011000500014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.404-411


PURPOSE: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) have been extensively used in neonates. However, insertion of these thinnest catheters is a very delicate procedure associated with a high failure rate. In our Neonatal Surgical Intensive Care Unit, we developed a very easy new PICC insertion and evaluated the neonates treated with PICCs which were inserted by using our technique as well as catheter features such as success rate, number of insertion attempts, reason for removal and complications.