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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62

Author's reply

Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India

Date of Web Publication22-Mar-2011

Correspondence Address:
Nataraj Madagondapalli Srinivasan
Department of Anesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal - 576 104
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Srinivasan NM, Kumar A. Author's reply. Indian J Crit Care Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2018 May 26];15:62. Available from:

Dear Editor,

Appreciating the author's interest [1] in the case report, [2] we feel that their recommendation of observing the pulsatile column of fluid in the infusion set is quite subjective when the blood pressure is low and fluid is not freely flowing, compared to a chest radiograph. Also, the tip of the catheter might be abutting the wall when the column does not pulsate.

Comparison of arterial blood gases obtained from the catheter to that from the periphery artery might be feasible when access to the site is easy. In a hemodynamically unstable patient, it might not be possible always.

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1.Jain A. Right subclavian artery cannulation. Is chest roentgenogram sufficient to diagnose the complication? Indian J Crit Care Med 2011;15:61-2.  Back to cited text no. 1
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2.Srinivasan NM, Kumar A. Finding on a chest radiograph: A dangerous complication of subclavian vein cannulation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010;14:95-6.  Back to cited text no. 2
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