Two-year experience of 14 french pigtail catheters placed by procedure-focused hospitalists

Joseph Puetz, Ankur Segon, Adrian Umpierrez

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BACKGROUND: Recent studies show small-bore chest services consulted the BPS for PC placement, the indications tubes, commonly 14 French pigtail catheters (PCs), are for consults, and a brief review of declined PC consults. noninferior to large-bore chest tubes for treating various conditions, and they are associated with better patient RESULTS: Of the 124 accepted consults, the service had comfort. The Medical College of Wisconsin implemented 3 IRCs (2.4%), 2 UAs (1.6%), and 3 AOs (2.4%). A total of a bedside procedure service (BPS) that has been trained 18 consults were declined. The BPS was consulted by 12 in the placement of PCs as an adjunct to its interventional services with 8 primary reasons for PC placement. radiology department. CONCLUSIONS: At high-volume, tertiary care centers, METHODS: The data regarding consults for PC placement and with the support of cardiothoracic surgical and was collected by the BPS over a 2-year period. Primary interventional radiology services, procedure-focused outcomes reviewed were insertion-related complications hospitalists can safely serve as an adjunct service for PC (IRCs), unsuccessful attempts (UAs), and adverse outcomes placement in selected hospitalized patients. Journal of (AOs) because the authors believe these represent the safety Hospital Medicine 2020;15:526-530.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)526-530
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of hospital medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine
  • Leadership and Management
  • Fundamentals and skills
  • Health Policy
  • Care Planning
  • Assessment and Diagnosis


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