New guide wire for high-flow infusion.


Journal Article

A new open-ended guide wire with a large internal diameter was compared with two other open-ended guide-wire and catheter infusion systems. Simple experiments were performed to compare flow rates and ability to track. The larger internal diameter of the new wire allowed higher flow rates and accepted an 0.025-inch (0.64-mm) guide wire. The flexibility of the new infusion wire was shown to be equivalent to that of the catheter system. The authors conclude that the new wire has advantages in terms of flow rates and ability to track, compared with presently available infusion systems.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barnhart, W; Snidow, JJ; Smith, TP; Castaneda, F; Nakagawa, N; Cragg, AH

Published Date

  • March 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 174 / 3 Pt 2

Start / End Page

  • 1058 - 1059

PubMed ID

  • 2305092

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2305092

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.174.3.174-3-1058


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States