The Application of Neck Ultrasound in the Assessment of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Tip Position

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00565877
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 30, 2007
Last Update Posted : March 18, 2014
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University of Chicago

Brief Summary:
Insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) at the bedside may result in tip malposition. This study was designed to evaluate whether the addition of ultrasound (US) inspection of the ipsilateral neck provides immediate recognition of PICCs in aberrant position facilitating catheter reposition prior to completion of the procedure.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Insertion Technique Other: Ultrasound inspection Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 300 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: A Randomized, Controlled Trial Evaluating Post-Insertion Neck Ultrasound in Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter Procedures
Study Start Date : October 2004
Actual Primary Completion Date : March 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : March 2006

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 - Neck Ultrasound
post-PICC insertion ultrasound inspection of the ipsilateral neck
Other: Ultrasound inspection
post-PICC insertion Ultrasound inspection of the ipsilateral neck for PICC in a malposition (ipsilateral internal jugular vein)
No Intervention: 2 - Control
No post-PICC insertion ultrasound inspection of the ipsilateral neck

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Rate of PICCs in the ipsilateral internal jugular vein malposition as detected by post-procedure chest x-ray [ Time Frame: Same day ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Duration of PICC procedure. [ Time Frame: Same day. ]

Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.

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

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patients (> 18 years old) ordered for a peripherally inserted central catheter insertion

Exclusion Criteria:

  • patients unable to provide informed consent
  • previous peripheral inserted central catheter placement at the institution

Information from the National Library of Medicine

To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00565877

United States, Illinois
University of Chicago Medical Center
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60637
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Chicago
Principal Investigator: John P Kress, MD University of Chicago

Responsible Party: University of Chicago Identifier: NCT00565877     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 13466A
First Posted: November 30, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 18, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by University of Chicago:
Peripherally inserted central catheter