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Patterns of the superficial veins of the cubital fossa

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dc.contributor.author Yammine, Kaissar
dc.contributor.author Eric, Mirela
dc.date.accessioned 2019-07-03T05:45:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-07-03T05:45:12Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1758-1125 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10954
dc.description.abstract Background The aim of this systematic review is to quantitatively synthesize evidence on the prevalence of superficial vein patterns in the cubital region. Method A systematic literature search was conducted through a number of electronic databases. We identified 27 studies, including 9924 arms, which met the inclusion criteria. Results Meta-analysis showed that “N” shaped arrangement type was the commonest pattern (≈44–60%) followed by “M” shaped arrangement (≈20–25%). The prevalence of “M” type and “M”-like type was significantly higher in males, whereas females showed a significant predominance of “I” or “O” type. No significant differences in various pattern types were found for laterality. The frequency of “M” type is significantly lesser in Indian and Japanese populations, but they have significantly higher frequency of “N” type. In Malay population, “I” or “O” type was significantly higher, while the brachial CV was poorly developed or missing significantly in Indian population. Conclusion This evidence-based clinical anatomy review contributes to our anatomical knowledge regarding the true prevalence of pattern types of the superficial veins in cubital region in humans and, subsequently, might help in performing safer venous access and more direct approaches to these veins, especially under emergency conditions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Patterns of the superficial veins of the cubital fossa en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle a meta-analysis en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201801808 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Phlebology: The Journal of Venous Disease en_US
dc.journal.volume 32 en_US
dc.journal.issue 6 en_US
dc.article.pages 403-414 en_US
dc.keywords Cubital fossa en_US
dc.keywords Cephalic vein en_US
dc.keywords Basilic vein en_US
dc.keywords Patterns en_US
dc.keywords Meta-analysis en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1177/0268355516655670 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Yammine, K., & Erić, M. (2017). Patterns of the superficial veins of the cubital fossa: A meta-analysis. Phlebology, 32(6), 403-414. en_US
dc.author.email kaissar.yammine@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0268355516655670 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US


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