No need for xray after USG-guided central venous line

In this large single center study of over 1200 patients who underwent an USG-guided jugular venous catheter insertion, none of them were found to have a pneumothorax afterwards. This justifies not obtaining routine cxray’s after USG-guided jugular venous central line insertions (abstract)

Danielle Scheurer

Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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