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1/2. median nerve damage from brachial artery puncture: a case report.

    This report describes a case in which puncture of the brachial artery to obtain a sample for blood-gas analysis resulted in damage to the median nerve with a persisting neuropathy and apparent loss of function. Errors in judgment and contributions to possible negligence included (1) inappropriate choice of sampling site; (2) lack of knowledge of precautions and possible complications; (3) incomplete/inadequate description of optimal procedure in departmental procedure manual; (4) arbitrary selection of the dominant hand.
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2/2. How safe is blood sampling? Anterior interosseus nerve injury by venepuncture.

    All invasive procedures carry some degree of risk of damage to the normal structures in the proximity of the region where the procedure is performed. The risk is, however, minimal for venous cannulation. A case is reported of an injury to the anterior interosseus nerve sustained during venepunture for routine blood sampling at the cubital fossa.
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