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Optimal Insertion Length of a Central Venous Catheter in a Pediatric Patient

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Andropoulos et al identified the optimum length to insert a central venous catheter in pediatric patients. The length can be estimated based on either height or weight. The authors are from Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

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