Am J Case Rep 2016 Dec 6;17:925-928. Epub 2016 Dec 6.
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center Affiliated with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Bronx, NY, USA.
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit. CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. Read More