Vascular Access Related Articles

Interest in Vascular Access is growing world-wide. This is also reflected in the growing number of scientific publications on this topic. A selection, that fulfills the WoCoVA criteria and are open source, is listed below, and available for download.  Most of the publications can be found in the WoCoVA related Journal of Vascular Access (JVA). If you have wish to publish any of your own work, please get in touch through the WoCoVA Contact page.

Rapid Femoral Vein Assessment (RaFeVA): A systematic protocol for ultrasound evaluation of the veins of the lower limb, so to optimize the insertion of femorally inserted central catheters: Brescia, JVA,  2020

Safe use of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters for chemotherapy of solid malignancies in adult patients: A 1-year monocentric, prospectively- assessed, unselected cohort of 482 patients: Piredda, JVA,  September, 2020

Extending the interval of flushing procedures of totally implantable vascular access devices in cancer patients: It is time for a change: Bertoglio, JVA, August, 2020

Reduction of bacterial colonization at the exit site of peripherally inserted central catheters: A comparison between chlorhexidine-releasing sponge dressings and cyano-acrylate: Gilardi, Piano, JVA, August, 2020

Reconsidering the GAVeCeLT Consensus on catheter-related thrombosis, 13 years later:  Pinelli et al.  JVA,  July, 2020

The fibroblastic sleeve, the neglected complication of venous access devices: A narrative review: Passaro,  JVA,  July, 2020

Alternative exit sites for central venous access: Back tunneling to the scapular region and distal tunneling to the patellar region: Ostroff and Pittiruti, JVA, June,  2020

Peripherally inserted central catheter malposition to a persistent left superior vena cava: A successful case to leave the catheter till the end of chemotherapy: Li, JVA,  June, 2020

Preprocedural ultrasound vascular assessment is essential to decision-making: Brescia, JVA, June,  2020

Centrally inserted central catheters in preterm neonates with weight below 1500g by ultrasound-guided access to the brachio-cephalic vein: Barone and Pittiruti, JVA, June, 2020

Arterial insertion method: A new method for systematic evaluation of ultrasound- guided radial arterial catheterization: Bardin Spencer JVA, June, 2020

Alternative vascular device for high-flow computed tomography angiography: ultrasound-guided long peripheral catheter (4Fr×10cm): Watts-Pajaro, JVA,  June, 2020

The microbial biofilm composition on peripherally inserted central catheters: A comparison of polyurethane and hydrophobic catheters collected from paediatric patients: Higgins, JVA, May, 2020

Intraoperative identification of persistent left superior vena cava with intracavitary electrocardiogram during venous port insertion: A report of eight cases: Jheengut, JVA, May, 2020

Dual-chambered venous access port as alternative access for extracorporeal apheresis therapy: Michell,  JVA, May, 2020

Comparison between sedation room and operating room in central venous catheter positioning in children: Chiaretti, JVA, May, 2020

Single-access ultrasound-guided tunneled femoral lines in critically ill pediatric patients: Woerner,  JVA, May 2020

Recommendations for the use of vascular access in the COVID-19 patients: an Italian perspective, Pittiruti_et_al.,Critical_Care– May 2020

Elective replacement of peripheral intravenous cannulas in neonates: Liew,  JVA, April, 2020

GAVeCeLT-WoCoVA Consensus on subcutaneously anchored securement devices for the securement of venous catheters: Current evidence and recommendations for future research, JVA,  April, 2020

Long peripheral catheters for intravenous access in adults and children: A systematic review of the literature: Qin, JVA,  April, 2020

Intracavitary electrocardiography for tip location during central venous catheterization: A narrative review of 70 years of clinical studies: Pittiruti,  JVA,  April, 2020

Ultrasound-guided placement of peripherally inserted intravenous catheters increase catheter dwell time in children : Cottrell, JVA, April, 2020

Effectiveness of transparent film dressing for peripheral intravenous catheter: Atay, JVA , April, 2020

Centrally inserted central catheters in preterm neonates with weight below 1500g by ultrasound-guided access to the brachio-cephalic vein: Bell, JVA, April, 2020

Investigation of the role of infusate properties related to midline catheter failure in an ovine model:  Ryder M. et al. Am J Health Syst Pharm, 2020

Peripherally inserted central catheter placement in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit: A preliminary study demonstrating safety and procedural time in critically ill subjects: Smith, JVA,  April, 2020

Vascular access in COVID-19 patients: Smart decisions for maximal safety:  Scoppettuolo, JVA,  April, 2020

Peripherally inserted central catheters inserted with current best practices have low deep vein thrombosis and central line–associated bloodstream infection risk compared with centrally inserted central catheters: A contemporary meta-analysis: Schears, JVA,  March, 2020

Experimental study of the POP technique: focus on the physical basis of the process: Royon, JVA,  March, 2020

An observational study of the securement of central venous access devices with a subcutaneous anchor device in a paediatric population at a tertiary level hospital: Fitzsimmons, JVA, March, 2020

Reliability of cutaneous landmarks for the catheter length assessment during peripherally inserted central catheter insertion: A retrospective observational study: Elli, JVA, Febrary, 2020

Centrally inserted tunnelled peripherally inserted central catheter: Off-label use for venous access in oncology patients: Lingegowda, JVA, January, 2020

The right methodology for long-term vascular access research: Three burning questions: Balsorano, JVA, January, 2020

Ultrasound-guided tip location of midline catheters: Elli, Pittiruti, JVA, January, 2020

Transthoracic echocardiography as bedside technique to verify tip location of central venous catheters in patients with atrial arrhythmia: Iacobone , JVA, December, 2019

Quantitative assessment of reflux in commercially available needle-free IV connectors: Hull, JVA,  December, 2017.