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Comparison of the Right and Left Internal Jugular Vein Using Ultrasound

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01599299
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 16, 2012
Last Update Posted : March 6, 2014
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michiel Bos, Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is a difference between the diameter, and the cross-sectional area of the right internal in left internal jugular vein in preoperative, mechanically ventilated patients.

Secondary the relationship between the internal jugular vein to the common carotid artery will be examined.


Condition or disease
Comparison of the Right and Left Internal Jugular Vein Using Ultrasound

Detailed Description:

Placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) for surgery is used for hemodynamic monitoring and venous access. Most often the right internal jugular vein (RIJV) is used. The RIJV is preferred over the left-sided internal jugular vein (LIJV) because cannulation of the LIJV is more difficult and associated with a higher complication rate(1). A possible explanation for the higher complication rate can be explained by the difference in diameter between the RIJV and the LIJV. It has been demonstrated that large vessels are easier to catheterize than small ones.

Data suggest that the internal jugular veins are most often asymmetric but data are limited. Until now, there is one small prospective study in which 80 ICU patients where examined (30 patients were mechanically ventilated) which showed an asymmetry in 62,5% and a dominant RIJV in 68% and a smaller study performed by Lobato and colleagues in which 50 healthy patients were examined. They measured the cross-sectional areas of the internal jugular veins. They showed that in 80% the RIJV was greater than the LIJV. Two CT studies has been done so far. In 2009 Tartière and colleagues carried out an observational study in 190 patients. All patients were in the supine position, neutral head position an spontaneous breathing. During the CT patients were asked to hold there breath. The study showed that the diameter and cross-sectional area of the RIJV were significantly greater than those of the LIJV. A smaller retrospective CT-study (88 patients) performed by Lim et al in 2006 showed a larger RIJV in 79,5% compared to the LIJV.

Until now, there are no data known about the difference between the RIJV and LIJV in preoperative mechanical ventilated patients when ultrasound is used.


Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Comparison of the Diameter, Cross-sectional Area and Position of the Left and Right Internal Jugular Vein in Adults Using Ultrasound
Study Start Date : March 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Ultrasound

Group/Cohort
Ultrasound, internal jugular vein
All patients who will need a central venous access (into the right jugular vein) preoperative are included.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of the diameter, cross-sectional area and position of the left and right internal jugular vein in adults using ultrasound [ Time Frame: Measurements are made after the patient is intubated and ventilated, prior to the surgical procedure starts. ]
    Comparison of the cross-sectional area and diameter of the left internal jugular vein and the right internal jugular vein


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Comparison of the diameter, cross-sectional area and position of the left and right internal jugular vein in adults using ultrasound [ Time Frame: Measurements are made after the patient is intubated and ventilated, prior to the surgical procedure starts. ]
    The localisation of the right/left internal jugular vein in relation to the carotid artery.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
All patients who will need a central venous access (into the right jugular vein) preoperative are included
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • all patients who will need a central venous access preoperative are included (e.g. for medication, nutrition, antibiotics)and are mechanically ventilated

Exclusion Criteria:

  • < 18 years of age
  • neck or head surgery in the past
  • radiation therapy of the neck
  • known thyroid pathology
  • skeletal deformities.

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Locations
Netherlands
Catharina Hospital
Eindhoven, Brabant, Netherlands, 5623 EJ
Sponsors and Collaborators
Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven

Responsible Party: Michiel Bos, MD, Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01599299     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 1.2.2012
First Posted: May 16, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 6, 2014
Last Verified: March 2014

Keywords provided by Michiel Bos, Catharina Ziekenhuis Eindhoven:
ultrasound
left and right jugular vein
comparison