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The Practical Use of Transthoracic Echocardiography for Obtaining an Optimal Depth of Internal Jugular Venous Catheters in Infants

This study has been completed.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First Posted: January 8, 2013
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2014
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Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jin-Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital
To test if transthoracic echocardiography is useful for correct positioning of central venous catheters in infants with congenital heart disease

Condition Intervention
Insertion Depth of Central Venous Catheter Procedure: transthoracic echocardiography

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care

Further study details as provided by Jin-Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • the distance between the catheter tip and the carina [ Time Frame: After opearation (about 4-6 hour after insertion of the catheter) ]

Enrollment: 108
Study Start Date: January 2012
Study Completion Date: March 2013
Primary Completion Date: March 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: transthoracic echocardiography Procedure: transthoracic echocardiography

Detailed Description:
Patients scheduled for surgery for congenital heart disease younger than 12 months were studied. Following successful catheter insertion, the insertion depth was determined using transthoracic echocardiography. The long axis or short axis images were used.Chest X-ray images were taken postoperatively and distances from the tip to the carina level were measured.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • scheduled for surgery under general anesthesia

Exclusion Criteria:

  • anomaly of the internal jugular vein
  • thrombus in the internal jugular vein
  Contacts and Locations
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Responsible Party: Jin-Tae Kim, Assistant professor, Seoul National University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01763229     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1107-116-371
First Submitted: January 5, 2013
First Posted: January 8, 2013
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014