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Table 1 Comparison of complications between 18-gauge non-fenestrated IV catheter and 22-gauge fenestrated IV catheter

From: Closed versus conventional IV catheter in performing coronary CT Angiography

Finding18-gauge traditional peripheral venous catheter22-gauge (BD Nexiva™ Diffusics™ Closed IV Catheter System)
Pain during catheter insertion.543
Number of trials for catheter insertion29 after 3rd trial51 at first trial
25 after 2nd trial3 after 2nd trial
Access site perforation230
Access site contrast extravasation230
Access site contamination100