alexa Is peripheral line placement more difficult in obese than in lean patients?


Emergency Medicine: Open Access

Author(s): Juvin P, Blarel A, Bruno F, Desmonts JM

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Abstract IMPLICATIONS: This work shows that the insertion of a peripheral venous line is more difficult in obese than in lean patients. The usual recommendation, that a central venous line should be inserted routinely in obese patients to perform anesthesia, is not valid.
This article was published in Anesth Analg and referenced in Emergency Medicine: Open Access

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