Single-lumen 5Fr and Triple-lumen 6Fr PICCs Are Accurate for Hemodynamic Measurement by Transpulmonary Thermodilution.
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Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are increasingly used in intensive care unit (ICU) as an alternative to centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs) for intravenous infusion. In the present study the investigators try to assess their reliability for measuring cardiac index (CI) with trans-pulmonary thermodilution (TPTD) technique.
Condition or disease
Peripherally Inserted Central CathetersCentrally Inserted Central CatheterTranspulmonary ThermodilutionHemodynamic Monitoring
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 90 Years (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
adult patients (≥18 years) admitted to the ICU
Patients requiring hemodynamic monitoring using EV1000TM
Patients having both PICC and CICC in place (these patients had their PICC replaced with a CICC, usually at the time of ICU admission, or vice versa, usually at the end of their ICU stay, and were enrolled immediately after the placement of the new device before the previous one was removed)
body weight <40 kg
severe aortic regurgitation or intra-cardiac shunt
treatment with an intra-aortic balloon pump
contraindication for placement of PICC, CICC or a femoral arterial catheter