Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3194
BANOS SANCHEZ, Darelys et al. Morbidity associated with the use of deep vascular approach, 2006. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 62-70. ISSN 1561-3194.
Intravascular catheters have become into an indispensable tool in the Paediatric Intensive Care Units (PICU). Morbidity associated with the use of Deep Vascular Approaches during 2006 in the PICU of "Pepe Portilla" Provincial University Paediatric Hospital was analyzed. A descriptive, observational, prospective and longitudinal research was carried out from January 1 to December 31, 2006. A model to collect the data and the variables evaluated related to the sample was created. Suitable bio-statistical methods were applied. All in-patients. In-patients who underwent to Deep Vascular Approach. High incidence in the use of these procedures that prevailed in children under one year old for more than 10 days suffering from an infection as a main complication, and not much relation to the use of these procedures with the cause of death was observed. The use of these procedures maintains high prevalence in the PICU. The infection is the most frequent complication. No relation between Deep Vascular Approaches and causes of death was observed.
Palabras llave : Deep vascular approach; central venous catheters.