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continuous infusion

A controlled method of intravenous administration of drugs, fluids, or nutrients given without interruption, instead of by bolus. By adjusting the infusion rate, precise medication dosages or quantities of fluids can be given over time. Therapies administered continuously include some antibiotics, cancer chemotherapies, heparin, insulin, parenteral nutrition, and vasopressors, among others.
See also: infusion
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GH Wheatley, III, David H Rosenbaum, Michelle C Paul, Improved pain management outcomes with continuous infusion of a local anesthetic after thoracotomy.
However, among less experienced surgeons, the rate of PPH was significantly greater in the group that received the oxytocin bolus alone compared with the women receiving the bolus and continuous infusion (22.
71 patients to the continuous infusion group and 68 patients to the intermittent infusion group).
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He was given a continuous infusion of propofol for sedation and to control intracranial pressure.
For instance, the Merck team had found that mice required a continuous infusion of the drug, an indication that the drug might break down too quickly to be effective in people.
Azizeh Sowan, Baltimore, MD, "The effect of a computerized order entry system (CPOE) on managing continuous infusion medications at a pediatric intensive care unit.
Sorenson Medical, Salt Lake City, has introduced its ambIT Continuous infusion pump and ambIT Intermittent infusion pump.
A third Phase I study that investigates continuous infusion of KOS-862 over 24 to 72 hours is on-going.

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