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Table 6 Secondary endpoints and non-mechanical complications of ultrasound guided catheter insertion

From: Ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization in cancer patients improves the success rate of cannulation and reduces mechanical complications: A prospective observational study of 1,978 consecutive catheterizations

  N %
Total procedures 1,978 100
CVC-related infection 197 9.96
Septicemia 98 4.95
CVC-related symptomatic vein thrombosis 45 2.28
CVC removal due infection/thrombosis or malfunctioning 48 2.4
Mean lifespan of CVC and standard devation 189.7, days +/- 18.6(range 7-701 days)