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English term or phrase:wire guide
English translation:guidewire
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16:45 Sep 5, 2008
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Medical - Medical: Instruments
English term or phrase: wire guide
The sentence reads: The set also contains an appropriately sized access needle, wire guide, and dilators.

Question: What is a wire guide in a context of being a medical instrument? Is it identical with a guide wire? Short, is it a "wire" or a "guide"?
Wenjer Leuschel
Taiwan
Local time: 12:20
guidewire
Explanation:
I think 'guidewire' is the more common term.

guidewire: Wire used to guide a catheter through a narrow opening.
http://implantsciences.com/glossary.html

Guidewire: A thin, usually flexible wire that can be inserted into a confined or tortuous space to act as a guide to facilitate passage of instrumentation, such as a catheter. Used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
http://www.brainaneurysm.com/cerebral-aneurysm-glossary.html

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To answer your question, yes, I believe both terms are used to describe the same thing. However, in a medical context, guidewire seems to be the more commonly used term.

For example, during angiography a guidewire is used to guide the catheter to the area of the artery that is to be dilated.
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guidewire


Explanation:
I think 'guidewire' is the more common term.

guidewire: Wire used to guide a catheter through a narrow opening.
http://implantsciences.com/glossary.html

Guidewire: A thin, usually flexible wire that can be inserted into a confined or tortuous space to act as a guide to facilitate passage of instrumentation, such as a catheter. Used in the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms.
http://www.brainaneurysm.com/cerebral-aneurysm-glossary.html

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Note added at 27 mins (2008-09-05 17:13:06 GMT)
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To answer your question, yes, I believe both terms are used to describe the same thing. However, in a medical context, guidewire seems to be the more commonly used term.

For example, during angiography a guidewire is used to guide the catheter to the area of the artery that is to be dilated.

xxx@caduceus
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agree  Demi Ebrite
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agree  Siegfried Armbruster
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Reference information:
http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S000296100300104...

The wire is not a solid wire, it is hollow through, so it is a "guide wire" as the catheter passes through the middle of the wire. or it could be termed a catheter guide wire, needle guide wire etc. I would say that as there are so many different sizes for different applications Ie: cameras, needles, suction tubes and the like, "guide wire," covers all of the hollow wires used in the medical field.

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