In the experimental group, the researcher provided a cold application for 20 minutes by placing an ice bag to the site of the femoral catheter
. Immediately after its removal, the responsible nurse removed the catheter.
Inclusion criteria were consecutive patients 18 years of age or older who had at least one femoral catheter
and met criteria for a PT intervention.
The second femoral catheter
was removed for an MRI study 26 days later and was replaced the following day.
The rate of thrombosis related to femoral catheter
is reported to be higher compared to the rate of thrombosis related to internal jugular catheterization (13,30).
To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first prospective randomised trial comparing ultrasound and neurostimulation endpoints for femoral catheter
As administration of local anaesthetic via the femoral catheter
was considered as a possible mechanism, the infusion was stopped and the catheter was removed.
Patient satisfaction scores in the two groups receiving continuous peripheral nerve blocks via a 3-in1 femoral catheter
reported more favourably (Figure 3) although the pain scores were not statistically different.
,, In addition, femoral catheters
tend to lose patency earlier due to the proximity to the hip joint.