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Vein Thrombosis Associated with Umbilical Vascular Catheters with Color Doppler

Masoud Nemati, Manijeh Mostafa Gharehbaghi, Abolhassan Shakeri, Reza Taei Nobari, Noushin Behravan and Mohamad Goldust

Journal of Biological Sciences, 2013, 13(8), 722-726.


The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence and risk factors of umbilical catheter associated thrombosis in newborn infants using color Doppler. In this analytic-descriptive study, 256 newborn infants with umbilical catheters were evaluated during a 15 month. Color Doppler ultrasonography was employed for detection of vascular thrombosis associated with the umbilical catheter placement in the first 24-48 h after admission, weekly until discharge and 72 h after discharge. Among 256 newborns, 12 cases (4.7%) had vascular thrombosis. The rate of thrombosis was 6.9 and 5.7% in the umbilical artery and vein catheters, respectively. Umbilical catheters is accompanied with the risk of thrombosis. Color Doppler ultrasonography is a good way for diagnosis of this thrombosis.

ASCI-ID: 38-2265

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