Is US-guided guided supraclavicular cannulation of the BCV in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants associated with a reduced incidence of CLABSI compared to standard ECCs?
The objective of this study was to assess the risk of central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) of ultrasound (US)-guided cannulation of the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) compared to standard epicutaneous cava catheters (ECCs) in preterm infants.
Ignacio Oulego-Erroz1,2,3, Alba Fernández-García4, Beatriz Álvarez-Juan4, Sandra Terroba-Seara4; Paula Alonso Quintela3,4; Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez5
1 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Complejo Asistencial Universitario deLeón, León, Spain
2 Working Group on Bedside Ultrasound of the Spanish Society ofPediatric Intensive Care (SECIP), León, Spain
3 IBIOMED – Biomedicine Institute of León, University of León,León, Spain
4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Complejo Asistencial Universitario deLeón, León, Spain
5 Pediatric Critical, Intermediate and Palliative Care Section, Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago, Research Institute of Santiago(IDIS), Santiago, Spain
European Journal of Pediatrics (2020) 179:1655–1663