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The forgotten guide wire: a rare complication of hemodialysis catheter insertion.
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PMID:  21966636     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A rare complication of a hemodialysis catheter insertion is the loss of the complete guide wire into the circulation. A complete guide wire in the circulation may not necessarily produce symptoms, and it may remain unnoticed for a significant period of time. We present a rare case where a complete guide wire was lost into the circulation during insertion of a hemodialysis catheter into the right femoral vein in a 19-year-old female with systemic lupus erythromatosis. The patient remained asymptomatic through two plasmapheresis treatments over a period of 2 days. The guide wire was eventually retrieved without complications. The factors leading to the wire being forgotten will be reviewed, and the measures initiated to prevent any future occurrence will be addressed.
Said Abuhasna; Dirar Abdallah; Masood Ur Rahman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical imaging science     Volume:  1     ISSN:  2156-5597     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Imaging Sci     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-03     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-12-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101564708     Medline TA:  J Clin Imaging Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40     Citation Subset:  -    
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