Category: Critical Care
Keywords: arterial cannulation, axillary artery, femoral artery, infraclavicular (PubMed Search)
Settings: Single ICU in Poland, randomized trial
Participants: intubated patients who needed arterial catheter placement. Patients who had adequate access to one axillary and one femoral artery were eligible.
Patients were randomized 1:1 for axillary or femoral artery cannulation.
Outcome measurement: Primary outcome was cannulation success rate. Secondary outcomes were first pass success rate, number of attempts.
Ultrasound-guided cannulation of the axillary artery via the infraclavicular route is non-inferior to the cannulation of the common femoral artery. When cannulation of the radial or femoral artery is not available, we can consider axillary artery via the infraclavicular approach.
Gawda, Ryszard MD, PhD; Marszalski, Maciej MD; Piwoda, Maciej MD; Molsa, Maciej MD; Pietka, Marek MD; Filipiak, Kamil MD; Miechowicz, Izabela PhD; Czarnik, Tomasz MD, PhD1. Infraclavicular, Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Approach to the Axillary Artery for Arterial Catheter Placement: A Randomized Trial. Critical Care Medicine ():10.1097/CCM.0000000000006015, August 07, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000006015