Pediatric arterial catheters: Complications and associated risk factors

Hebal, F.; Sparks, H. T.; Rychlik, K. L.; Bone, M.; Tran, S.; Barsness, K. A.

J Pediatr Surg. 2017 Sep 21; 53(4):794-797

Abstract

BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Arterial catheter complications are a common problem in a pediatric critical care setting, but reported complication rates and risk factors associated with peripheral arterial catheter complications vary. We conducted a retrospective cohort study to identify risk factors in a pediatric patient population. METHODS: We performed a detailed abstraction of provider notes in the electronic medical records of inpatients

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