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Central venous catheterisation: internal jugular or subclavian approach?
  1. Victor Ameh, Specialist Registrar,
  2. Steve Jones, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  1. North Western Deanery and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

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    Report by Victor Ameh, Specialist RegistrarChecked by Steve Jones, Consultant in Emergency MedicineNorth Western Deanery and Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether the internal jugular or the subclavian approach to central venous catheterisation results in fewer complications. A systematic review, published in 2002, addressed this question. No more recent studies were found. The salient features of this review are summarised in table 1. The clinical bottom …

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