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Safety Study of Subclavian and Internal Jugular Venous Catheterization

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified August 2011 by E-DA Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
E-DA Hospital Identifier:
First received: September 1, 2010
Last updated: November 22, 2012
Last verified: August 2011
There is no randomized controlled trial to compare the rates of complications associated with internal jugular and subclavian venous catheterization. The aim of this study is to compare mechanical, infectious, and thrombotic complications of internal jugular and subclavian venous catheterization. An improved understanding of CVC-related risks might help clinicians to choose one approach over the other in specific clinical settings.

Condition Intervention
Time to Insertion
Rates of Complications
Device: Central venous catheter

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Randomize Controlled Trial to Compare the Complications of Subclavian and Internal Jugular Venous Catheterization in Critically Ill Patients

Further study details as provided by E-DA Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Time to completely insertion [ Time Frame: 1 hour ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • rates of mechanical, infectious, and thrombotic complications [ Time Frame: 14 days ]

Estimated Enrollment: 300
Study Start Date: November 2010
Estimated Study Completion Date: December 2013
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Internal jugular vein Device: Central venous catheter
Central venous catheter insertion to subclavian vein
Other Name: venous access

Detailed Description:
Central venous catheterization is often necessary to treat critically ill patients hospitalized in intensive care units (ICUs). However, this procedure may lead to serious and sometimes life-threatening complications, including mechanical, infectious, or thrombotic complications. The choice of insertion site can influence the incidence and type of such complications. The most frequently used sites for CVC insertion are the internal jugular and the subclavian vein. However, in an individual patient, criteria for choosing one approach over the other remain unclear.

Ages Eligible for Study:   20 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • admission to ICU
  • requiring central venous catheterization
  • without contraindications to attempt both jugular and internal jugular access

Exclusion Criteria:

  • the presence of a central venous catheter at admission
  • central venous catheterization within 2 weeks prior to admission
  • emergency catheterization for a life-threatening situation
  • major blood coagulation disorders
  • anatomic defect precluding catheterization at either site
  • skin lesions or recent surgery at either site
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01196962

Contact: Yu-Feng Wei, M.D. +886-7-615-0011 ext 2980

E-Da hospital Recruiting
Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 7
Contact: Yu-Feng Wei, M.D.    +886-7-615-0011 ext 2980   
Principal Investigator: Yu-Feng Wei, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
E-DA Hospital
Principal Investigator: Yu-Feng Wei, M.D. Chest department
  More Information

Responsible Party: E-DA Hospital Identifier: NCT01196962     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSIS
EDAH ( Other Identifier: EDAH )
Study First Received: September 1, 2010
Last Updated: November 22, 2012

Keywords provided by E-DA Hospital:
central venous catheter
internal jugular vein
randomized trial
subclavian vein processed this record on April 27, 2017