Objective: To assess point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) guided catheter tip location in a neonatal cohort after insertion of percutaneously inserted central catheters (PICCs) from the upper part of the body. Study design: This was a prospective, observational study on PICC tip location. Tip site was assessed by radiological landmarks or direct ultrasound (US) visualization of the cardiovascular structures. Results: One hundred eighteen PICCs (28Gauge/1French) were studied in 102 neonates (mean postmenstrual age 31 weeks, range 25-43 weeks; mean weight at positioning 1365 g, range 420-4180 g). Feasibility of POCUS guided tip location was 92.3% in our population. Failures were significantly associated with mechanical ventilation (aOR 5.33; 95% CI 1.13-29.5; P = .038). Agreement between US and radiographic methods was found in 88 of 109 cases (80.7%). Fifteen of 21 discordant cases led to a change in clinical management. Conclusions: POCUS guided localization of small bore PICC is a non-invasive and effective alternative to the conventional radiogram. The latter should be recommended when US examination fails to locate the catheter tip.

Ultrasound Guided Catheter Tip Location in Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study / Grasso, Fiorentino; Capasso, Antonella; Pacella, Daniela; Borgia, Francesco; Salomè, Serena; Capasso, Letizia; Raimondi, Francesco. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1097-6833. - 244:(2022), pp. 86-91. [10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.12.059]

Ultrasound Guided Catheter Tip Location in Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study

Grasso, Fiorentino;Pacella, Daniela;Borgia, Francesco;Capasso, Letizia;Raimondi, Francesco
2022

Abstract

Objective: To assess point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) guided catheter tip location in a neonatal cohort after insertion of percutaneously inserted central catheters (PICCs) from the upper part of the body. Study design: This was a prospective, observational study on PICC tip location. Tip site was assessed by radiological landmarks or direct ultrasound (US) visualization of the cardiovascular structures. Results: One hundred eighteen PICCs (28Gauge/1French) were studied in 102 neonates (mean postmenstrual age 31 weeks, range 25-43 weeks; mean weight at positioning 1365 g, range 420-4180 g). Feasibility of POCUS guided tip location was 92.3% in our population. Failures were significantly associated with mechanical ventilation (aOR 5.33; 95% CI 1.13-29.5; P = .038). Agreement between US and radiographic methods was found in 88 of 109 cases (80.7%). Fifteen of 21 discordant cases led to a change in clinical management. Conclusions: POCUS guided localization of small bore PICC is a non-invasive and effective alternative to the conventional radiogram. The latter should be recommended when US examination fails to locate the catheter tip.
2022
Ultrasound Guided Catheter Tip Location in Neonates: A Prospective Cohort Study / Grasso, Fiorentino; Capasso, Antonella; Pacella, Daniela; Borgia, Francesco; Salomè, Serena; Capasso, Letizia; Raimondi, Francesco. - In: THE JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS. - ISSN 1097-6833. - 244:(2022), pp. 86-91. [10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.12.059]
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