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ECR 2013 / C-2635
Mechanical injection of contrast media through central venous catheters and central venous catheters of peripheral insertion (PICC) for tomographic studies
Congress: ECR 2013
Poster No.: C-2635
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Computer applications, Contrast agents, CT, CT-Angiography, Experimental, Complications, Venous access, Computer Applications-General, Biological effects, Obstruction / Occlusion, Drugs / Reactions
Authors: M. Alcazar, G. Castrillon, C. Cuervo, L. Arias; Medellin/CO


Hospitalized patients were included in the Hospital Universitario San Vicente Foundation, the city of Medellin, Colombia.


Of the 55 patients included in the study, 26 were women (47.3%) and 29 men (52.7%), with a median age of 53 years (18-85 years) (Figure 1). Personal history, 20 patients (36.4%) had hypertension, 11 patients (20%) were diabetic, 2 patients with coronary artery disease (3.6%), 2 with a history of arrhythmias (3.6%) and 2 with prior history of allergic reactions, and penicillin one another to tramadol (3.6%).


There were no complications related to the patient within one hour after injection of contrast, evaluating outbreak, pruritus, dyspnea, anaphylaxis, nausea, vomiting, cardiac arrest, among others.


In assessing the patient's vital signs before, during and up to 1 hour after injection of the contrast medium, are the following results:


There were no significant changes in the values ​​of blood pressure, pulse oximetry and patients when comparing baseline and post-injection (Figure 1 and Figure 2).

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