Subclavian Vein Catheterization | Effect of Mechanical Ventilation on the Incidence of Pneumothorax After Subclavian Vein Catheterization

Subclavian Vein Catheterization research study

What is the primary objective of this study?

The purpose of this study is to determine whether mechanical ventilation influences the incidence of pneumothorax after subclavian venous catheterization.

Who is eligible to participate?

Inclusion Criteria: - adult patients undergoing neurosurgery that requires the placement of subclavian venous catheterization Exclusion Criteria: - infection over the puncture site - history of prior clavicular fracture - anatomical anomaly of subclavian vein - Pneumothorax

Which medical condition, disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury is researched?

Subclavian Vein Catheterization

Study Interventions

Interventions can include giving participants drugs, medical devices, procedures, vaccines, and other products that are either investigational or already available or noninvasive approaches such as surveys, education, and interviews.

Other:Lungs were not mechanically ventilated during subclavian vein catheterizationControl group

Other:Lungs were mechanically ventilated during subclavian vein catheterizationVentilated group

Study Arms

Research studies and clinical trials typically have two or more research arms. An arm is a group of people who receive the same treatment in the study.

Ventilated groupLungs were mechanically ventilated during subclavian vein catheterization.

Control groupLungs were not mechanically ventilated during subclavian vein catheterization.

Study Status


Start Date: March 2013

Completed Date: March 2016

Phase: N/A

Type: Interventional


Primary Outcome: incidence of pneumothorax

Secondary Outcome: catheterization success rate

Study sponsors, principal investigator, and references

Principal Investigator:

Lead Sponsor: Seoul National University Hospital


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