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Butterflies tied to lower hemolysis rates

from Medpage Today

Hemolysis was significantly less common when blood was drawn with a butterfly needle as opposed to an intravenous catheter, researchers found. In a cross-sectional, prospective study of emergency department blood draws, use of an intravenous catheter was associated with a nearly eight-fold increased odds of hemolysis versus use of a butterfly needle, according to Polly Bijur, Ph.D. more

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