US-Assisted Positioning of Central Venous Catheter

  • Anna Clementi
  • Pasquale Zamboli
  • Viviana Rosalia Scarfia
  • Fulvio Fiorini
  • Antonio GranataEmail author


Central venous catheter placement is a common procedure which has been introduced in the clinical setting over the past 50 years. It is performed in 8 % of hospitalized patients, and more than 5 million central venous catheters are placed every year in the United States [1, 2]. A central venous access is usually necessary for specific intravenous therapies, such as chemotherapy, parenteral nutrition, central venous and arterial pressure monitoring, heart pacemaker positioning, and extracorporeal therapies, such as plasma exchange and hemodialysis.


Central Venous Catheter Internal Jugular Vein Catheter Placement Ultrasound Scanner Central Venous Access 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Clementi
    • 1
  • Pasquale Zamboli
    • 2
  • Viviana Rosalia Scarfia
    • 1
  • Fulvio Fiorini
    • 3
  • Antonio Granata
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Nephrology and Dialysis Unit“S. Giovanni di Dio” HospitalAgrigentoItaly
  2. 2.School of NephrologyUniversity of NaplesNaplesItaly
  3. 3.Nephrology and Dialysis Unit“S. Maria della Misericordia” HospitalRovigoItaly

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