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

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 8, 2013
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jin-Tae Kim, Seoul National University Hospital

Brief Summary:
To test if transthoracic echocardiography is useful for correct positioning of central venous catheters in infants with congenital heart disease

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Insertion Depth of Central Venous Catheter Procedure: transthoracic echocardiography Not Applicable

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.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 108 participants
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Study Start Date : January 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: transthoracic echocardiography Procedure: transthoracic echocardiography

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

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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

Responsible Party: Jin-Tae Kim, Assistant professor, Seoul National University Hospital Identifier: NCT01763229     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-1107-116-371
First Posted: January 8, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2014
Last Verified: May 2014