volume 13, issue 3, P459-466 1979
DOI: 10.1002/jbm.820130310
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Abstract: The role of catheter surface roughness in initiation and propagation of intravascular catheter thrombosis was studied in dogs, utilizing the scanning electron microscope. Catheters were inserted in major arteries and veins for 200 min and the animals then sacrificed. Catheter segments, both with and without associated thrombi, were scrutinized with the scanning electron microscope. No correlation was found between catheter surface roughness and thrombus formation, suggesting that the inherent chemical characte…

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