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Table 4 Comparison of complications amongst Radial versus posterior tibial arterial cannulation

From: Clinical experience of use of percutaneous peripheral arterial cannulation in sick neonates in a developing country

  Radial arterial line
(n = 108)
Posterior tibial art line (n = 16) P value Mean difference (MD), 95% Confidence intervals (95% CI)
GA
(mean, SD)
32.67 ± 3.67 34.13 ± 2.33 0.042 −1.48 (−2.85 to −0.590
BW
(mean, SD)
1817.50 ± 742.94 2228.13 ± 643.10 0.029 410.62 (− 776.12 to −45.125)
Number of attempts 1.22 ± .789 2.25 ± 1.32 0.008 − 1.02 (− 1.75 to − 0.30)
Duration of PAC
(mean, SD)
53.30 ± 22.56 48.25 ± 27.39 0.491 5.04 (− 10.04 to 20.13)
Complications
Inability to bleed back
Dampening of tracing
Blanching
Discolouration of digits
Leakage around insertion site
18 (14.5%)
3
10
3
1
1
8 (50%)
3
4
0
1
0
0.001