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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 6(2); 1995 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 1995;6(2): 269-273.
CLINICAL EVALUATION OF CENTRAL VENOUS CATHETERIZATION WITH 348 CASES
Yong Bae Kim1, Nam Soo Cho1, Gyung Joon Lim2
1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwangju, Korea
2Department of Anesthesiolod, College of Medicine, Chosun University, Kwangju, Korea
  Published online: December 31, 1995.
ABSTRACT
To evaluate clinical trends, central venous catheterizat1on of 348 in total performed at the Chosun University Hospital from January 1993 through December 1994 were analyzed clinical­ly & statistically according to sex, age, department, used veins and complications. The results are as follows : 1) Considering sexual distribution, male patients were 61.2% and female patients were 38.8%. 2) According to age categories, fourth decade of life was most frequent. 3) According to departmental distribution, general surgery was 38.5 %, chest surgery was 21.0% and orthopedic surgery was 12.9%. 4) Subclavian vein used most-frequently (74.1%), and femoral vein accounted for 14.9%, external jugular vein 7.5% internal jugular vein 3.4%. 5) Complications associated with subclavian vein catheterization using infraclavicular ap­proach occupied 15.1% (39 cases) of total subclavian vein catheterization(258 cases), and among these complications pneumothorax occupied 43.6%, subcutaneous hematoma 28.2%, local infection 15.4%.
Key words: Central venous catheterization, Clinically analyzed
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