Tagged ‘Central Line’


Air Embolism

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Air embolism is a rare, but potentially lethal iatrogenic complication. We discuss identification and treatment in this post.
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Journal Review

Intravascular Complications of Central Line by Insertion Site

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Three anatomical sites are commonly used to insert central venous catheters, but insertion at each site has the potential for complications including infection, thrombosis and mechanical dysfunction (pneumothorax, hematoma). The authors’ previous research led them to believe that these complications will differ according to the site of insertion.
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