You may have already seen it or heard the buzz around it. It’s the recently released NEJM study of central venous catheter complications. The authors essentially randomized about 3,000 folks to receive either IJ, subclavian, or femoral TLCs and looked at infection and complication rates. The results may surprise you.
Parienti JJ, Mongardon N, Mégarbane B, Mira JP, Kalfon P, Gros A, Marqué S, Thuong M, Pottier V, Ramakers M, Savary B, Seguin A, Valette X, Terzi N, Sauneuf B, Cattoir V, Mermel LA, du Cheyron D; 3SITES Study Group. Intravascular Complications of Central Venous Catheterization by Insertion Site. N Engl J Med. 2015 Sep 24;373(13):1220-9. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa150096