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To heparinize or not to heparinize: Effect on arterial blood gas measurements

Citation Information : To heparinize or not to heparinize: Effect on arterial blood gas measurements. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (1):1-2.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.125422

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


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