Validation of the Ipsilateral Nipple as the Directional Guide for Internal Jugular Vein (IJV) Catheterization

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 4, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 21, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ho Geol Ryu, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:

Traditional teaching that suggests the ipsilateral nipple as the directional guide for needle advancement during Internal Jugular Vein (IJV) catheterization has weak grounds.

The investigators attempt to validate this long-standing statement.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Ipsilateral Nipple Internal Jugular Vein Catheterization Procedure: SCM triangle - ipsilateral nipple

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : June 2011
Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Study Completion Date : December 2011

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Traditional Procedure: SCM triangle - ipsilateral nipple
draws the tract of the IJV using the SCM triangle head and the ipsilateral nipple

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. difference in angle [ Time Frame: 1 day ]
    difference in angle between traditional (triangular head of the SCM - ipsilateral nipple) and ultrasound guided tract

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • adult patients over the age of 18 undergoing general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • history of neck or breast surgery
  • anatomical anomaly of the neck or breast
  • neck mass
  • breast mass

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Korea, Republic of
Boramae Medical Center
Seoul, Korea, Republic of, 156-707
Sponsors and Collaborators
Seoul National University Hospital

Responsible Party: Ho Geol Ryu, Assistant professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01347463     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IJV-cath-nipple
First Posted: May 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 21, 2013
Last Verified: May 2013