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dc.contributor.authorGibson, K
dc.contributor.authorSharp, R
dc.contributor.authorUllman, A
dc.contributor.authorMorris, S
dc.contributor.authorKleidon, T
dc.contributor.authorEsterman, A
dc.description.abstractObjective: To determine the incidence of adverse events (AEs) associated with umbilical catheters in the neonatal population. Study design: Systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies and randomized controlled trials published between 2010 and 2020. Results: In total 14,226 umbilical venous catheters (UVCs) and 4228 umbilical arterial catheters (UACs) were included. Overall, 13.4% of UVCs were associated with an AE (95% CI: 10.1–17.0) or 2.4 per 1000 catheter days (95% CI: 1.8–3.0). UACs had an AE rate of 9% (95% CI: 5.9–12.8) or 0.87 per 1000 catheter days (95% CI: 0.4–1.3). UVC malposition was the most common (41.7% [95% CI: 27.6–56.5]). Local injury from UAC taping was the most common AE in one study. Conclusions: Umbilical catheters have a high incidence of AEs. Research into accurate methods of tip verification, tip surveillance, and securement is required.
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Perinatology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.titleAdverse events associated with umbilical catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGibson, K; Sharp, R; Ullman, A; Morris, S; Kleidon, T; Esterman, A, Adverse events associated with umbilical catheters: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Perinatology, 2021
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered as an advanced online version in Griffith Research Online.
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gro.griffith.authorUllman, Amanda J.
gro.griffith.authorKleidon, Tricia

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