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Central venous pressure monitoring via peripherally or centrally inserted central catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Central venous pressure monitoring via peripherally or centrally inserted central catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis

J Vasc Access 2017; 18(4): 273 - 278

Article Type: ORIGINAL RESEARCH ARTICLE

DOI:10.5301/jva.5000749

Authors

Filippo Sanfilippo, Alberto Noto, Gennaro Martucci, Marco Farbo, Gaetano Burgio, Daniele G. Biasucci

Abstract

Introduction

The central venous pressure (CVP) is the most commonly used static marker of preload for guiding fluid therapy in critically ill patients, though its usefulness remains controversial. Centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs) are the gold-standard devices for CVP monitoring but peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) may represent a valid alternative. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis with the aim to investigate whether the difference between PICC- and CICC-measured CVP is not significant.

Methods

We searched for clinical studies published in PubMed and EMBASE databases from inception until December 21st 2016. We included studies providing data on paired and simultaneous CVP measurement from PICCs and CICCs. We conducted two analyses on the values of CVP, the first one according to the total number of CVP assessments, the second one considering the number of patients recruited.

Results

Four studies matched the inclusion criteria, but only three of them provided data for the meta-analyses. Both analyses showed non-significant differences between PICC-measured and CICC-measured CVP: 1489 paired simultaneous CVP assessments (MD 0.16, 95%CI -0.14, 0.45, p = 0.30) on a total of 57 patients (MD 0.22, 95%CI -1.46, 1.91, p = 0.80). Both analyses showed no heterogeneity (I2 = 0%).

Conclusions

Available evidence supports that CVP monitoring with PICCs is accurate and reproduces similar values to those obtained from CICCs. The possibility to monitor CVP should not be used among clinical criteria for preferring a CICC over a PICC line.

Article History

Disclosures

Financial support: No grants or funding have been received for this study.
Conflict of interest: None of the authors has financial interest related to this study to disclose.

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Authors

Affiliations

  •  Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, IRCCS-ISMETT (Istituto Mediterraneo per i Trapianti e Terapie ad alta specializzazione), Palermo - Italy
  •  Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care, G. Martino University Hospital, University of Messina, Messina - Italy
  •  Department of Intensive Care and Anesthesiology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Foundation A. Gemelli University Hospital, Rome - Italy

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