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drain

 [drān]
1. to withdraw liquid gradually.
2. any device by which a channel or open area may be established for exit of fluids or purulent material from a cavity, wound, or infected area. See also wound healing.
Top, Jackson-Pratt drain. Bottom, Penrose drain. From Lammon et al., 1995.
cigarette drain a drain made by drawing a small strip of gauze or surgical sponge into a rubber tube; called also Penrose drain.
Jackson-Pratt drain a closed wound drainage system comprising a drainage tube and collection vessel.
Penrose drain
2. a thin rubber tube that facilitates drainage from a closed or partially closed area.
sump drain a double-lumen drain that allows air entering the drained area through the smaller lumen to displace fluid into the larger lumen.
sump-Penrose drain a triple-lumen drain formed by placing a double-lumen tube within a Penrose drain.
wound drain see wound drain.

drain

(drān),
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms, for example, to drain an abscess.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.
[A. S. drehnian, to draw off]

drain

(drān)
n.
A device, such as a tube, inserted into the opening of a wound or into a body or dental cavity to facilitate discharge of fluid or purulent material.
v.
To draw off a liquid gradually as it forms.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity (e.g., to drain an abscess).
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity, especially a wound cavity.

drain

A tube or narrow sheet inserted into a wound or cavity, or put in place during surgery, to allow free discharge of fluid, and prevent its accumulation, while healing is taking place.

drain

(drān)
1. To remove fluid from a cavity as it forms.
2. A device, usually in the shape of a tube or wick, for removing fluid as it collects in a cavity.

Patient discussion about drain

Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?! When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!

A. depends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. I feel all my energy is drained. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned? I feel all my energy is drained. I cannot just get up and do stuff. No matter how hard I try, it just doesn't happen. Then I feel worse for not getting anything done. It's getting harder and harder to get even simple tasks done like laundry and doing the dishes. How can I break this cycle? I just don't want to do anything besides sleep. It's so sad. I don't know what to do. Does anyone have the same problem as I have mentioned?

A. Well you have to find & get involved in the activities which makes you feel good. I don’t know, I guess you could try imagining a "fantasy reward". Or maybe imagine that you are in tight deadlines and if you don’t get your stuff done immediately you may lose etc. However having said all the above, I sincerely do not want you to get more stressed up. Looks like you certainly needs some motivation after getting you tasks completed and that way you can make your negative energy positive. Good luck brother, I know you’ll get yourself together.

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and 60 per cent of garbage is dropped in these drains which chocked
A recent review also casts doubt on the requirement for large-bore drains in hemothorax and suggests further prospective studies are required.
[9] described a technique for removal of entrapped Penrose drains. This can be applied to other drain types as well.
As DRAIN-FX was developed by a master plumber and is such a game-changing product, it has quickly attracted the attention of several high-profile individuals/organizations as the ultimate solution for drains, while advantageously having a positive environmental impact.
In a meta-analysis of 11 randomized trials comparing routine drain with no drains done by Brandon Hopkins and David Steward shows that drains have not shown the ability to decrease postoperative complications, but they may increase pain and hospital stay by 1.12-1.49 days.11 In another study conducted by Sozen et al included 100 patients [50 patient in drain group (Group 1) and 50 patients in non drain group plus fibrin glue sealant (Group 2)].
Mean fluid collection in the drains was 157.5 ml 42.04.
2.Salt watering the drain - Grease is another cause of foul odor in the sink.
In order to investigate the effect of drains on upstream slope stability during rapid drawdown condition, three different zoned dams is used as the experimental models for this study.
"The drains are choked as they were not cleaned earlier.
Last month, just before the arrival of monsoon, the city administration in Karachi sprang into action to clear the blocked drains.
The chief minister said that the Northern Bypass, New Sabzi Mandi, various societies and townships had emerged on the main natural nai or dhoros (storm-water drains), therefore water had no way to flow down to the sea.