Umbilical-Artery Catheters

Stephen R. Ryter, Robert J. Blalock, Charles R. Rosenfeld, Jon E. Tyson, L. Richard Feinauer, David H. Wells, Michael A. Simmons

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review


To the Editor: Mokrohisky et al., in assessing low placement of umbilical-artery catheters, in the September 14, 1978, issue of the Journal, do not mention whether whole blood or packed red cells were administered through the catheters. In 18 months of administering all kinds of blood products through the peripheral veins, we placed catheters both at the bifurcation of the aorta and in the midthoracic aorta; we did not see any complications in which indwelling catheters compromised the small vessels. We continue to infuse antibiotics through arterial catheters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)316-317
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 8 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


Dive into the research topics of 'Umbilical-Artery Catheters'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this