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Unexpected failure of central venous catheterisation for resuscitation
  1. J S You1,
  2. Y E Chung2,
  3. J Y Park3,
  4. J W Park4,
  5. T S Hwang4
  1. 1Department of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, Seo-Ulsan Boram Hospital, Ulsan, Republic of Korea
  2. 2Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  3. 3Department of Internal Medicine, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Republic of Korea
  4. 4Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, Changwon, Republic of Korea
  1. Correspondence to Jong Woo Park, Department of Emergency Medicine, Changwon Fatima Hospital, 212, Myeongseo-Dong, Changwon 641-560, Republic of Korea; erman{at}

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