Broviac

Bro·vi·ac

(brō'vē-ak),
J.W., 20th-century U.S. surgeon. See: Broviac catheter.
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Elli-Grace was then transferred toAlder Hey Children's Hospitalto undergo an operation to fit a broviac line after spending two weeks on the HDU.
Elli-Grace was then transferred to Alder Hey Children's Hospital, in Liverpool, to undergo an operation to fit a broviac line after spending two weeks on the HDU.
In the case of patients with semi-implanted catheters (Hickman, Broviac or Leonard type) or totally implanted catheters (port-a-cath), 5 mL of blood should be aspirated before flushing, to remove the previously infused heparin solution;
Central venous catheters (CVCs) and Broviac lines are inserted in patients in whom intravenous access is difficult, where attempts at insertion of other central lines have failed, and/or in post-surgical patients who need TPN.
neoaurum, a member of the Mycobacterium parafortuitum complex, is responsible for a broad spectrum of illnesses, most of them device related infections such as Hickman catheters, BROVIAC catheters, PICC lines [30-33], arteriovenous fistula that included a polytetrafluoroethylene graft [34], pace makers [35], and prosthetic valve endocarditis [36].
Later in his admission, the patient required an ileostomy reversal and BROVIAC catheter placement for total parental nutrition.
Broviac catheter infection with Kluyvera cryocrescens: a case report.
Each patient underwent an invasive procedure including central venous line placement, chest tube insertion, fiberoptic bronchoscopy, and femoral cut-down for Broviac placement.
Donna, of Cramlington, Northumberland, said: "The second time they thought she wouldn't make it was when they had to fit a Broviac line in her chest to feed her.
in 1979 which was subsequently modified and replaced by Broviac catheter.1 Since then, Hickman and Broviac catheters are being used most commonly.1,2 Central venous access devices are needed in the management of patients who need frequent blood products, antibiotics, blood sampling, prolonged surgical nutrition and chemotherapy.3-5 These catheters are tunnelled under the skin, but have an external exit site which require local care and is associated with a relatively high complication rate.6 Alternative devices have been developed in the hope of improving safety and acceptability.