<bold>Aim of the study</bold> was to comparison between internal jugular vs. subclavian vein cuffed tunnel catheter placement for dialysis.
<bold>Material and methods. </bold>Cases who required central venous catheter for dialysis were included in this study. Forty cases were included in this study and divided to two groups. Catheters were placed randomly in internal jugular vein or subclavian. Patients were followed for 6 months. Early and late complications of catheter’s placement were recorded. Analysis was done using Spss ver 13.0 (Chicago, IL, USA).
<bold>Results. </bold>There were no significant differences between subclavian and internal jugular vein regarding occurrence of infection resulted in extraction or treatment. Also there were no significant differences regarding occurrence of thrombosis resulted in extraction or treatment. Failure rate was significantly higher in cases with internal jugular vein catheter compared to cases with subclavian vein catheter (p=0.04).
<bold>Conclusion. </bold>Failure rate was significantly higher in cases with internal jugular vein catheter compared to subclavian cathether. Subclavian catheter is more appropriate route for catheter placement.
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