This is an observational study including a large sample of 1333 neonates. The study provides information on the insertion success rates and complications of peripherally inserted central catheters and non-tunnelled ultrasoundguided central venous catheters in neonates.
The aim was to compare the success rates and other catheter-related parameters between peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and non-tunnelled ultrasound-guided central venous catheters (USG-CVCs) including femoral, jugular, brachiocephalic and subclavian lines.
Mohammad A A Bayoumi ,1 Roland van Rens ,1 Prem Chandra,2 Deena Shaltout,3 Ashraf Gad,1 Einas E Elmalik ,1 Samer Hammoudeh2
1 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Women’s Wellness and Research Center (WWRC), Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
2 Medical Research Center, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar 3 Medical Education Department, Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Bayoumi MAA, van Rens R, Chandra P, et al. Peripherally inserted central catheters versus non tunnelled ultrasound-guided central venous catheters in newborns: a retrospective observational study. BMJ Open 2022;12:e058866. doi:10.1136/ bmjopen-2021-058866