If blind insertion
of a tube for gastric decompression or enteral nutrition is absolutely required in a coagulopathic patient, oral insertion might be less likely to cause trauma and severe bleeding than nasal insertion.
Among the inclusion criteria were an order for the blind insertion
of a small-bore feeding tube, orders to start continuous feedings, and radiographic confirmation of tube location.
Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of ultrasound (US) guided radial artery cannulation as compared to the blind insertion
of arterial line in intensive care unit of a tertiary care center.
Surgical treatment of bladder stones has evolved over years from blind insertion
of crushing forceps into the bladder to open surgical removal and extracorporeal fragmentation or lithotripsy.