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guide·wire

(gīd'wīr),
A wire or spring used as a guide for placement of a larger device or prosthesis, such as a catheter or intramedullary pin.

guide·wire

, guide wire (gīd'wīr)
A long and flexible fine spring used to introduce and position an intravascular angiographic catheter
See: Seldinger technique

guide wire

A wire used to enter tight spaces (e.g., obstructed valves or channels) within the body.
See also: wire

Guide wire

A wire that is inserted into an artery to guides a catheter to a certain location in the body.
Mentioned in: Angiography
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After ASD generation, animals were randomized into 2 groups (10 sheep/group) for ASD closure using echography as the only imaging modality: traditional guide wire group (control group) and new ultrasound guide wire group (study group).
As the radio-opaque metallic tip is seen emerging from the ureteric dilator, the guide wire is removed, leaving the J stent in optimal position.
Techniques to stabilize the guiding catheter using a balloon as the anchor or guide wire have been reported previously in the fields of coronary intervention, neurointervention, and endoscopic intervention [5-8].
Those are: (i) guide wire shadow detection, (ii) plaque boundary detection by using the new modified level set method, and (iii) inference of plaque boundary in the guide wire shadow region by using the T-S fuzzy model.
The anterior wall does transilluminate well with the light inside the sphenoid sinus cavity, and twirling the guide wire can confirm that the sinus is cannulated as the light will "dance" or swirl within the sinus.
Procedure was the same as the modified procedure except the section of rendezvous technique which was also described in other reports [5, 10]; a guide wire was used to pass through the cyst duct and manipulated by the surgeon to pass through duodenal papilla; then the hydrophilic tip of guide wire was gasped with snare by the endoscopist; with collaborative pushing by the surgeon, the guide wire was pulled out of endoscope with snare.
Moorhead, "Guide wire probe technique of the urinary tract," RadioGraphics, vol.
In another study done by Yildrim et al in Turkey, compared direct arterial cannulation of radial artery with guide wire assisted technique.
After passing guide wire (5658, outer diameter 0.035 inch: Boston Scientific Corporation, USA) into the peritoneal cavity, the needle knife was replaced with OTW constant radial expansion (CRE) balloon dilators (5839, outer diameter 0.6-0.8cm; 5842, outer diameter 1.2-1.5cm: Boston Scientific Corporation, USA) for gastrotomy.
The device uses a magnetically driven guide wire with a loop at the end that can remove any tube obstructions or clogging and keep the tube clear during patient recovery.

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