A stepless needle-dilator for expedient percutaneous catheterization: technical note.
A new stepless needle-dilator is described which allows arterial puncture and dilation in a single step using a single wall puncture technique. The new needle-dilator causes significantly less arterial damage than a conventional dilator (p less than 0.05). Additionally, time and cost savings are realized by clinical users.
Robinson, JD; Eikens, PH; Smith, TP; Hunter, DW; Vlodaver, Z; Castañeda-Zúñiga, WR; Amplatz, K
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