A stepless needle-dilator for expedient percutaneous catheterization: technical note.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Robinson, JD; Eikens, PH; Smith, TP; Hunter, DW; Vlodaver, Z; Castañeda-Zúñiga, WR; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • October 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 329 - 332

PubMed ID

  • 2124173

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0174-1551

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF02578638


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States