Death as a complication of peripherally inserted central catheters in neonates Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiac Tamponade
  • Catheterization, Central Venous

abstract

  • We report 2 neonatal deaths caused by cardiac tamponade related to peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). A total of 3 deaths were noted for 390 PICCs placed, giving an incidence of 0.76%. To determine the magnitude of neonatal death related to PICCs, directors of neonatal intensive care units in the United States were surveyed by means of a questionnaire. Myocardial perforation and pericardial effusion were reported by 29% and 43%, respectively. Deaths were attributed to PICCs by 24% of the respondents. Uniform guidelines need to be formulated to avoid this complication.

publication date

  • January 2001

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1067/mpd.2001.111823

PubMed ID

  • 11295731

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 599

end page

  • 601

volume

  • 138

number

  • 4