Peripherally inserted central catheters in the neonatal period

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

ACTA CIRURGICA BRASILEIRA, vol.26, no.5, pp.404-411, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/s0102-86502011000500014
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.404-411
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: No


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.