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Paracentesis Catheter Fixator: Introducing a New Instrument and a Pilot Study

Afsaneh Amouzegar 1 and Sahra Emamzadeh Fard 1 , *
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1 Scientific Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
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  • Thrita: September 30, 2014, 3 (3); e21223
  • Published Online: July 23, 2014
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: June 16, 2014
  • Revised: June 21, 2014
  • Accepted: June 21, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/thrita.21223

To Cite: Amouzegar A, Emamzadeh Fard S. Paracentesis Catheter Fixator: Introducing a New Instrument and a Pilot Study, Thrita. 2014 ;3(3):e21223. doi: 10.5812/thrita.21223.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Materials and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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