We still go for the jugular: Implications of the 3SITES central venous catheter study for nephrology

Christina M. Wyatt, Joseph A. Vassalotti

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

The 3SITES study randomly assigned a nontunneled central venous catheter site in over 3000 adults treated in intensive care units. The subclavian site was associated with a lower rate of short-term complications, including catheter-related bloodstream infection and deep venous thrombosis, compared to the femoral or internal jugular site. Nephrologists should be aware of this study and should continue to advocate for alternatives to subclavian vein catheter placement in patients with chronic kidney disease who are expected to require arteriovenous access for dialysis in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-524
Number of pages3
JournalKidney International
Volume89
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'We still go for the jugular: Implications of the 3SITES central venous catheter study for nephrology'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this