Pythagoras and ultrasound-guided vessel puncture

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Reminding about the properties of the isosceles right triangle might be of interest to teach young fellows a secure step by step technique for vessel catheterization” Piton et al (2018).

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“Vascular access is routinely performed by critical care physicians and the use of ultrasonography is recommended [1]. However, complications during vessel puncture are not rare, particularly for residents in training with low levels of experience [2]. Reminding about the properties of the isosceles right triangle might be of interest to teach young fellows a secure step by step technique for vessel catheterization.”

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Reference:
Piton, G., Capellier, G. and Winiszewski, H. (2018) Ultrasound-guided vessel puncture: calling for Pythagoras’ help. Critical Care. 22(1), p.292.

doi: 10.1186/s13054-018-2228-1.

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