: Chest and abdominal X-rays after the insertion of an epicutaneo-caval catheter in infants are the standard method of checking the tip location in many neonatal intensive care units. The role of ultrasound in the tip location of the epicutaneo-caval catheter in neonates has been the subject of many recent studies. This systematic review investigates the accuracy of epicutaneo-caval catheter tip location by comparing ultrasound and conventional radiology. We performed a systematic literature search in multiple databases. The selection of studies yielded nineteen articles. The systematic review and meta-analysis were performed according to PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis). The analyses showed that ultrasound is a better imaging technique for epicutaneo-caval catheter tip location in the neonatal intensive care unit than conventional radiology. By improving operator training and selecting a standardized echography protocol, ultrasound could become the gold standard for visualizing the epicutaneo-caval catheter tip in the neonatal intensive care unit. This would have some important benefits: (1) increased accuracy in tip location (2); a more rapid use of the central venous access (3); and a significant reduction in radiation exposure.

D'Andrea, V., Cascini, V., Russo, R., Perri, A., Prontera, G., Ancora, G., Vento, G., Lisi, G., Barone, G., The Role of Ultrasound in Epicutaneo-Caval Catheter Insertion in Neonates: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Future Perspectives, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2023; 13 (17): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/diagnostics13172850] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/261175]

The Role of Ultrasound in Epicutaneo-Caval Catheter Insertion in Neonates: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Future Perspectives

D'Andrea, Vito
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Russo, Rosellina;Perri, Alessandro;Prontera, Giorgia;Vento, Giovanni;Barone, Giovanni
2023

Abstract

: Chest and abdominal X-rays after the insertion of an epicutaneo-caval catheter in infants are the standard method of checking the tip location in many neonatal intensive care units. The role of ultrasound in the tip location of the epicutaneo-caval catheter in neonates has been the subject of many recent studies. This systematic review investigates the accuracy of epicutaneo-caval catheter tip location by comparing ultrasound and conventional radiology. We performed a systematic literature search in multiple databases. The selection of studies yielded nineteen articles. The systematic review and meta-analysis were performed according to PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic reviews and Meta-analysis). The analyses showed that ultrasound is a better imaging technique for epicutaneo-caval catheter tip location in the neonatal intensive care unit than conventional radiology. By improving operator training and selecting a standardized echography protocol, ultrasound could become the gold standard for visualizing the epicutaneo-caval catheter tip in the neonatal intensive care unit. This would have some important benefits: (1) increased accuracy in tip location (2); a more rapid use of the central venous access (3); and a significant reduction in radiation exposure.
2023
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D'Andrea, V., Cascini, V., Russo, R., Perri, A., Prontera, G., Ancora, G., Vento, G., Lisi, G., Barone, G., The Role of Ultrasound in Epicutaneo-Caval Catheter Insertion in Neonates: Systematic Review, Meta-Analysis and Future Perspectives, <<DIAGNOSTICS>>, 2023; 13 (17): N/A-N/A. [doi:10.3390/diagnostics13172850] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/261175]
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