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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 66-70

Central venous catheterization: An updated review of historical aspects, indications, techniques, and complications


1 Department of General Surgery, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil
2 Department of Oncogynecologyc Surgery, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Porto Alegre, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Ricardo Pedrini Cruz
Department of Oncogynecologyc Surgery, Hospital Nossa Senhora da Conceicao de Porto Alegre, Avenida Francisco Trein, 596, Porto Alegre 91350-200, RS
Brazil
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ts.ts_10_17

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Central venous catheterization has become an indispensable procedure in various situations in the intensive care unit, emergency room and operation room. There are many applications such as invasive hemodynamic monitoring, parenteral nutrition support, dialysis, chemotherapy, fluid resuscitation and drug administration, though there are some complications associated with catheter placement. There are some articles that discuss the security and advantages of the anatomic landmark technique and ultrasound (US) guidance technique. In this non-systematic review article we searched the current data in Pubmed library.


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