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Ultrasound-guided “short” midline catheters for difficult venous access in the emergency department: a retrospective analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Emergency Medicine, February 2016
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Title
Ultrasound-guided “short” midline catheters for difficult venous access in the emergency department: a retrospective analysis
Published in
International Journal of Emergency Medicine, February 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12245-016-0100-0
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Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Mauro Pittiruti, Sara Pitoni, Laura Dolcetti, Alessandro Emoli, Alessandro Mitidieri, Ivano Migliorini, Maria Giuseppina Annetta

Abstract

Acutely ill patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) constantly require at least one fast and reliable peripheral intravenous (PIV) access. In many conditions (morbid obesity, underweight state, chronic diseases, intravenous drug abuse, adverse local conditions, etc.), PIV placement may be challenging. Ultrasound guidance is a useful tool for obtaining a peripheral intravenous access in the emergency department, particularly when superficial veins are difficult to identify by palpation and direct visualization, though standard peripheral intravenous cannulas are not ideal for this technique of insertion and may have limited duration. Long polyurethane catheters inserted with ultrasound guidance and direct Seldinger technique appear to have several advantages over short cannulas in terms of success of insertion and of duration. A retrospective analysis was conducted on all the ultrasound-guided peripheral venous accesses obtained by insertion of long polyurethane catheters in patients admitted to the emergency department of our university hospital during 1 year. The main indication to the procedure was the urgent need of a peripheral venous access in patients with superficial veins difficult to palpate and/or visualize. All relevant data concerning the insertion and the maintenance of these peripheral lines were collected from the chart. Seventy-six patients were included in this review. The success rate of insertion was 100 %, with an average of 1.57 punctures per each successful cannulation. The mean time needed for the complete procedure was 9.5 min. In 73 % of patients, the catheter was used for more than 1 week; a minority of catheters were removed prematurely for end of use. No major infective or thrombotic complication was reported. In our experience, 8- to 10-cm-long polyurethane catheters may offer a fast and reliable peripheral venous access in the emergency department, if placed by ultrasound guidance and with the Seldinger technique. Further studies with prospective, randomized, and controlled design are warranted to confirm our results.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 104 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 24 22%
Researcher 15 14%
Other 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 7 7%
Student > Bachelor 7 7%
Other 24 22%
Unknown 20 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 43 40%
Medicine and Dentistry 36 34%
Social Sciences 2 2%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 1 <1%
Linguistics 1 <1%
Other 3 3%
Unknown 21 20%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 May 2020.
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#1,417,238
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#40
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of 272,776 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Emergency Medicine
#1
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