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Rev Clin Esp 2006;206:50-3 - Vol. 206 Núm.1 DOI: 10.1157/13084771
Complicaciones de la canalización de una vía venosa central
Complications of the cannulation of a central venous line
M A. Hernández Hernándeza, C. Álvarez Antoñana, M A. Pérez-Ceballosa
a Servicio de Medicina Intensiva. Hospital Universitario Marqu??s de Valdecilla. Santander. Cantabria.
Resumen
Central venous catheters are essential in modern-day medical practice, particularly in intensive care units. Although such catheters provide necessary vascular access, their use puts patients at risk of mechanical and infectious complications. Unfortunately, these complications are associated with an increase of the morbidity-mortality, lengthen hospitalization and raise medical costs. Strategies should be implemented to reduce the incidence of these complications to improve clinical outcome and reduce health-care costs.
Rev Clin Esp 2006;206:50-3 - Vol. 206 Núm.1 DOI: 10.1157/13084771