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Table 5 Comparison of complications of peripheral arterial cannulation across various BW categories

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

  BW 750–1000 g
N = 8
BW 1001–1500 g
N = 44
BW 1501–2500 g
N = 52
BW > 2500 g
N = 20
Number of attempts
Mean, SD
2.25 ± 2.31 1.2 ± 0.59 1.33 ± 0.87 1.4 ± 0.68
Duration of PAC
Mean, SD
73.25 ± 13.55 50.77 ± 24.53 48.42 ± 22.47 59.5 ± 20.16
Complications 2 11 10 3
Inability to bleed back 0 4 2 0
Dampening of tracing
Blanching
2
0
5
1
6
1
1
1
Discolouration of digits 0 1 0 1
Leakage around insertion site 0 0 1 0