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Ultrasound venipuncture

Timothy E Murray, Damien C O'Neill, Michael J Lee
PURPOSE: To describe a single skin puncture technique combining subcutaneous injection of anesthetic to the depth of the vessel wall with venipuncture in the same movement. TECHNIQUE: Using ultrasound guidance, controlled anesthetic instillation along the needle tract and outer vessel wall with a 21-G vascular access needle can be combined with vessel puncture. This technique reduces the number of skin punctures and ensures accurate anesthetic instillation. The maximum inadvertent intravascular dose of commercial local anesthetic preparations that can be delivered with a small syringe is far below toxicity thresholds...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Folkert Steinhagen, Maximilian Kanthak, Guido Kukuk, Christian Bode, Andreas Hoeft, Stefan Weber, Se-Chan Kim
INTRODUCTION: A significant increase of the p-wave of a real-time intracavitary electrocardiography is a reliable and safe method to confirm the central venous catheter tip position close to the atrium. However, conflicting data about the feasibility of electrocardiography exist in patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: An observational prospective case-control cohort study was set up to study the feasibility and accuracy of the electrocardiography-controlled central venous catheter tip placement in 13 patients with atrial fibrillation versus 10 patients with sinus rhythm scheduled for elective surgery...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Shuichi Takano, Norio Shimizu, Naruo Tokuyasu, Teruhisa Sakamoto, Soichiro Honjo, Keigo Ashida, Hiroaki Saito, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara
Background: Tunneled central venous catheters (CVC), called Broviac/Hickman catheter, are widely used in the long-term treatment of pediatric patients. Recently, the percutaneous approach for CVC insertion has become dominant as a less invasive intervention. In this study, we reviewed the mechanical and delayed complications according to different procedures of CVC insertion and assessed the risk factors for complications in CVC insertions for pediatric patients. Methods: A total of 159 pediatric patients (85 males and 74 females) were included in this study...
December 2017: Yonago Acta Medica
Guillaume Marquis-Gravel, Maxime Tremblay-Gravel, Jonathan Lévesque, Philippe Généreux, Erick Schampaert, Donald Palisaitis, Michel Doucet, Thierry Charron, Paul Terriault, Pierre Tessier
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to assess the effect of ultrasound (US)-guidance compared to the anatomical landmark (AL) approach in patients requiring femoral artery (FA) access for coronary angiography/percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). BACKGROUND: US-guidance has been proposed as a strategy to optimize FA access, potentially leading to decreased vascular complications. METHODS: Patients requiring FA access for coronary angiography/PCI were randomized to the US-guided or AL approaches...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Daniele G Biasucci, Mauro Pittiruti, Alessandra Taddei, Enzo Picconi, Alessandro Pizza, Davide Celentano, Marco Piastra, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giorgio Conti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new three-component 'bundle' for insertion and management of centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs), designed to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in critically ill children. METHODS: Our 'bundle' has three components: insertion, management, and education. Insertion and management recommendations include: skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine; maximal barrier precautions; ultrasound-guided venipuncture; tunneling of the catheter when a long indwelling time is expected; glue on the exit site; sutureless securement; use of transparent dressing; chlorhexidine sponge dressing on the 7th day; neutral displacement needle-free connectors...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
Yosuke Niimi, Takashi Yamaki, Kejiro Hori, Miho Kirita, Yoji Nagashima, Hiroyuki Sakurai
Iatrogenic venous pseudoaneurysm (VP) formation after venipuncture is rare. This report showed 2 cases of VP following venipuncture, and VPs were resected surgically. A 58-year-old woman and a 56-year-old woman developed a soft antecubital mass after blood sampling from the basilic veins. One patient had the sensory disturbance of forearm. The mass was diagnosed as a VP with thrombus by duplex ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. The aneurysm was resected completely, and the sensory disturbance of the patient was improved...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Case Reports
S Hanada, M T Van Winkle, S Subramani, K Ueda
Dynamic ultrasound-guided short-axis needle tip navigation is a novel technique for vascular access. After venipuncture, the needle and catheter are further advanced within the vessel lumen under real-time ultrasound guidance with constant visualisation of the needle tip in the short-axis view. This can minimise the risk of transfixing the cannulated vessel. We compared two techniques for non-visible saphenous vein cannulation under general anaesthesia in children weighing ≥ 3 kg and less than four years of age: dynamic ultrasound-guided short-axis needle tip navigation technique (ultrasound group) vs...
October 6, 2017: Anaesthesia
Scarlett Hao, Samantha Cox, Thomas S Monahan, Rajabrata Sarkar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to characterize the technique and to report the results of double prepuncture used during complex radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in cases of treating multiple incompetent veins or encountering focal obstruction to catheter advancement. METHODS: A double prepuncture technique was applied in patients requiring endovascular ablation of multiple veins and patients with great saphenous vein cannulation failure. We treated 13 limbs in 12 patients during a 24-month period with RFA in which the double prepuncture technique was used...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Kenichiro Yamagata, Dan Wichterle, Tomáš Roubícek, Patrik Jarkovský, Yuriko Sato, Takamichi Kogure, Petr Peichl, Petr Konecný, Helena Jansová, Pavel Kucera, Bashar Aldhoon, Robert Cihák, Yoichi Sugimura, Josef Kautzner
Aims: Complications of catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) are frequently related to vascular access. We hypothesized that ultrasound-guided (USG) venipuncture may facilitate the procedure and reduce complication rates. Methods and results: We conducted a multicentre, randomized trial in patients undergoing catheter ablation for AF on uninterrupted anticoagulation therapy. The study enrolled consecutive 320 patients (age: 63 ± 8 years; male: 62%) and were randomized to USG or conventional venipuncture in 1:1 fashion...
May 30, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
A Y Molina Caballero, M Martínez Merino, A Pérez Martínez, L Ayuso González, S Hernández Martín, J Pisón Chacón
INTRODUCTION: Peripherally inserted central catheters are indicated when an intravenous treatment is expected for more than 6 days or less if phlebotoxic medication is used. We report our recent experience. METHODS: Retrospective study from 2014 to 2015 including patients to whom a catheter was placed either, in the operating room after surgery and before awakening the patient, or in the Pediatric ICU by direct or ultrasound guidance venipuncture. We reviewed patient characteristics, underlying disease, line catheterization procedure, type and duration of venous line, intravenous treatment and complications...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
Max L Balter, Alvin I Chen, Timothy J Maguire, Martin L Yarmush
Robotic systems have slowly entered the realm of modern medicine; however, outside the operating room, medical robotics has yet to be translated to more routine interventions such as blood sampling or intravenous fluid delivery. In this paper, we present a medical robot that safely and rapidly cannulates peripheral blood vessels-a procedure commonly known as venipuncture. The device uses near-infrared and ultrasound imaging to scan and select suitable injection sites, and a 9-DOF robot to insert the needle into the center of the vessel based on image and force guidance...
February 2017: IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Alvin I Chen, Max L Balter, Timothy J Maguire, Martin L Yarmush
This paper presents a portable imaging device designed to detect peripheral blood vessels for cannula insertion that are otherwise difficult to visualize beneath the skin. The device combines near infrared stereo vision, ultrasound, and real-time image analysis to map the 3D structure of subcutaneous vessels. We show that the device can identify adult forearm vessels and be used to guide manual insertions in tissue phantoms with increased first-stick accuracy compared to unassisted cannulation. We also demonstrate that the system may be coupled with a robotic manipulator to perform automated, image-guided venipuncture...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
Andrey Maciel de Oliveira, Mitzy Tannia Reichembach Danski, Edivane Pedrolo
Objective: to evaluate the training of nurses in the use of ultrasound in peripheral venipuncture. Method: descriptive research of quantitative approach performed with nurses as part of an analytical cross-sectional study in two patient care centers: an intensive care unit and an adult emergency center. Results: the results showed contributions of training for professional skill and visibility of nurses, requiring, however, more time for complete assimilation of this technological innovation as a safer clinical practice...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem
Francisco Matias, Edgar Semedo, Cláudia Carreira, Paula Pereira
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Central venous catheterization of the internal jugular vein is a commonly performed invasive procedure associated with a significant morbidity and even mortality. Ultrasound-guided methods have shown to improve significantly the success of the technique and are recommended by various scientific societies, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The aim of this report is to describe an innovative ultrasound-guided central line placement of the internal jugular vein...
September 17, 2016: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
Masatoshi Shiono, Shin Takahashi, Masanobu Takahashi, Takuhiro Yamaguchi, Chikashi Ishioka
BACKGROUND: We conducted a nationwide questionnaire-based survey to understand the current situation regarding central venous port implantation in order to identify the ideal procedure. METHODS: Questionnaire sheets concerning the number of implantation procedures and the incidence of complications for all procedures completed in 2012 were sent to 397 nationwide designated cancer care hospitals in Japan in June 2013. Venipuncture sites were categorized as chest, neck, upper arm, forearm, and others...
December 2016: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
Sofie Thorn, Nigopan Gopalasingam, Thomas Fichtner Bendtsen, Lars Knudsen, Erik Sloth
PURPOSE: Vein punctures are performed daily to sample blood. Ultrasound (US) offers an alternative to the blind landmark technique for difficult vascular access. A challenge for this procedure is the presence of US gel in the puncture area. We present a technique for US-guided puncture from extremity veins not palpable or visible to the human eye, while keeping the puncture area dry and gel-free. METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers underwent two US-guided vein punctures from veins that were neither palpable nor visible...
May 7, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Se-Chan Kim, Ingo Gräff, Alexandra Sommer, Andreas Hoeft, Stefan Weber
PURPOSE: The ultrasound-guided central venous catheter (CVC) guidewire tip positioning has been demonstrated for catheterization of the right internal jugular vein. We explored the feasibility of an ultrasound-guided right subclavian vein (RScV) CVC tip positioning via a right supraclavicular approach using a microconvex probe. METHODS: Twenty patients scheduled for elective surgery were consecutively included in this observational feasibility study following written informed consent...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
Tomasz Czarnik, Ryszard Gawda, Jakub Nowotarski
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this study was to define the venipuncture and catheterization success rates and early mechanical complication rates of ultrasound-guided infraclavicular axillary vein cannulation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed in-plane, real-time, ultrasound-guided infraclavicular axillary vein catheterizations under emergency and nonemergency conditions in mechanically ventilated, critically ill patients. RESULTS: We performed 202 cannulation attempts...
June 2016: Journal of Critical Care
S U Weber, A Breuer, S-C Kim
BACKGROUND: The ultrasound-guided venipuncture of the internal jugular vein for placement of a central venous catheter is well established. For verification of the catheter tip position mostly intracardiac ECG or chest radiography are used. Previously, we established the right supraclavicular fossa view for ultrasound based verification of the catheter placement in the superior vena cava utilizing a microconvex probe. The microconvex probe has a small footprint. However, not all ultrasound systems used in the operating theater are equipped with a microconvex transducer...
March 2016: Der Anaesthesist
Abdullah Esmaiel, Jeremy Hassan, Fay Blenkhorn, Vartan Mardigyan
BACKGROUND: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in the United States recommends the use of ultrasound (US) for central venous access to improve patient outcomes. However, in a recent publication, US is still underutilized for axillary vein access during pacemaker implantation. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe a technique for US-guided axillary vein access during pacemaker implantation and to report complication rates and success rate. METHODS: Retrospective data collection included success rate and complications on all pacemaker implants by one operator since implementing the systematic use of US at our institution, from November 2012 to January 2015...
May 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
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