Fillers A medical mishap

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BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 21 December 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1481
  1. N Oliver, senior house officer in endocrinology and diabetes,
  2. R Smith, senior house officer in endocrinology and diabetes,
  3. R Hillson, consultant in endocrinology and diabetes,
  4. M Adam, healthcare assistant
  1. Diabeticare, Hillingdon Hospital, Uxbridge

    During an obstetric diabetes clinic, many patients tested positive for blood and protein in the urine by means of routine urine dipsticks. All samples were retested, but it was not until the end of the clinic that we noticed that Multistix SG strips (Bayer) had been used in one of the two Clinitek 50 meters instead of the intended Multistix 8 …

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