Background: A conventional centrally inserted central catheter (CICC) is frequently used to measure central venous pressure (CVP) to monitor the cardiocirculatory status of patients. The tip of the totally implanted port (TIP) is inserted at the same location in the superior vena cava as that of a CICC, and the TIP has been implanted in many patients with cancer. Measurements of CVP using CICC (CICCP) and TIP (TIPP) may be closely related.
Material and Methods. Ten patients with TIPs in an intensive care unit were prospectively studied, and 121 records of 4536 paired CICCP and TIPP measurements were collected. A bench test in a static or dynamic setting was performed, and 598 paired measurements taken using CICC and TIP were recorded.
Results: The measurement of TIPP was highly correlated with that of CICCP in patients with cancer, especially those in a calm state. Patients with a calm state and ≥3 consecutive identical TIPP were recorded (≥30 seconds), and 90% of the mean difference between CICCP and TIPP was ≤2 mmHg. The pressure measurements recorded using CICC and TIP were identical in both the static and dynamic bench tests.
Conclusions: TIP may be an alternative to CICC for measuring CVP.Reference:
Kuo WK, Huang CY, Yu CC, Hua CC. Totally Implanted Port May Be an Alternative to Centrally Inserted Central Catheter for Measurement of Central Venous Pressure. J Healthc Eng. 2020;2020:9180856. Published 2020 Jun 30. doi:10.1155/2020/9180856