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Critical Care Research and Practice
Volume 2012, Article ID 617149, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/617149
Research Article

Optimization of Cannula Visibility during Ultrasound-Guided Subclavian Vein Catheterization, via a Longitudinal Approach, by Implementing Echogenic Technology

1Radiology Department, Evangelismos University Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece
2Intensive Care Unit, General State Hospital of Athens, 11523 Athens, Greece
3Second Department of Propedeutic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, and Laiko General Hospital, 11527 Athens, Greece
41st Critical Care Department, Evangelismos University Hospital, 10676 Athens, Greece
5Jay B. Langner Critical Care Service, Department of Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA
6Intensive Care Unit, CHU Sud Amiens, 80054 Paris Cedex 1, France
7Unité INSERM 1088, University Picardie Jules Vernes, Amiens, 80025 Paris, France

Received 13 February 2012; Accepted 1 March 2012

Academic Editor: Apostolos Papalois

Copyright © 2012 Konstantinos Stefanidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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