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Pneumothorax as a complication of central venous catheter insertion

	author = {Nikolaos Tsotsolis and Katerina Tsirgogianni and Ioannis Kioumis and Georgia Pitsiou and Sofia Baka and Antonis Papaiwannou and Anastasia Karavergou and Aggeliki Rapti and Georgia Trakada and Nikolaos Katsikogiannis and Kosmas Tsakiridis and Ilias Karapantzos and Chrysanthi Karapantzou and Nikos Barbetakis and Athanasios Zissimopoulos and Ivan Kuhajda and Dejan Andjelkovic and Konstantinos Zarogoulidis and Paul Zarogoulidis},
	title = {Pneumothorax as a complication of central venous catheter insertion},
	journal = {Annals of Translational Medicine},
	volume = {3},
	number = {3},
	year = {2015},
	keywords = {},
	abstract = {The central venous catheter (CVC) is a catheter placed into a large vein in the neck [internal jugular vein (IJV)], chest (subclavian vein or axillary vein) or groin (femoral vein). There are several situations that require the insertion of a CVC mainly to administer medications or fluids, obtain blood tests (specifically the “central venous oxygen saturation”), and measure central venous pressure. CVC usually remain in place for a longer period of time than other venous access devices. There are situations according to the drug administration or length of stay of the catheter that specific systems are indicated such as; a Hickman line, a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line or a Port-a-Cath may be considered because of their smaller infection risk. Sterile technique is highly important here, as a line may serve as a port of entry for pathogenic organisms, and the line itself may become infected with organisms such as Staphylococcus aureus and coagulase-negative Staphylococci. In the current review we will present the complication of pneumothorax after CVC insertion.},
	issn = {2305-5847},	url = {}