Letter to the Editor on the original article “Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access placement for children in the emergency department” by “Takehito Otani”

  • Fredericus H. J. van LoonEmail author
  • Harm J. Scholten
  • Hendrikus H. M. Korsten
  • Arthur R. A. Bouwman



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Technical and Anesthesia Nursing SciencesFontys University of Applied SciencesEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine and Intensive CareCatharina HospitalEindhovenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of Signal Processing Systems and Electrical EngineeringTU/e University of TechnologyEindhovenThe Netherlands

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