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Complications Associated with an Umbilical Arterial or Venous Catheter in a Neonate

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Description:

Umbilical arterial or venous catheters may be associated with a number of complications, some of which may be life-threatening. A neonate with an umbilical vascular catheter should be carefully monitored for evidence of these problems so that an appropriate intervention can be initiated as soon as possible.

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