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Ultrasound-Guided Cannulation of the Great Saphenous Vein in Neonates: A Randomized StudyFunding This work was supported solely by departmental sources.
Objective This prospective randomized controlled study aimed to compare the ultrasound-guided (USG) technique with the standard single-wall puncture technique for epicutaneo-caval catheter (ECC) placement in neonates.
Study Design A total of 100 neonates were included in this study. All enrolled neonates were randomly divided into two groups (n = 50): the USG group and the control group. The control group underwent standard single-wall puncture for ECC placement procedures, and the USG group underwent USG ECC placement procedures.
Results The first attempt success rates (62 vs. 38%; p = 0.016) and the total success rates (92 vs. 74%; p = 0.017) were higher in the USG group than in the control group. The procedure time was shorter in the USG group than in the control group: 351.43 (112.95) versus 739.78 seconds (369.13), p < 0.001. The incidence of adverse events was not significantly different between the two groups.
Conclusion Compared with the standard single-wall puncture method, USG cannulation is superior for neonatal ECC placement, with a higher success rate, and decreases the total procedural time.
Establishing ECCs in neonates is challenging and lead to multiple attempts and adverse events.
Information on the efficiency of USG dynamic needle tip positioning for ECCs in neonates is lacking.
Compared with the standard puncture method, USG cannulation is superior for neonatal ECC placement.
Keywordsultrasound guided - epicutaneo-caval catheters - neonates - cannulation - great saphenous vein
W.L. designed the trial and helped write the manuscript. Z.T., Y.T., and J.X. helped conduct the study. L.L. and Y.X. collected and analyzed the data.
Received: 09 April 2021
Accepted: 02 July 2021
27 August 2021 (online)
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