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drainage

 [drān´ij]
systematic withdrawal of fluids and discharges from a wound, sore, or cavity.
capillary drainage that effected by strands of hair, surgical gut, spun glass, or other material of small caliber which acts by capillary attraction.
closed drainage airtight or water-tight drainage of a cavity so that air or contaminants cannot enter; for example, drainage of an empyema cavity carried out by means of an intercostal drainage tube passing into an airtight receiving vessel.
open drainage drainage of a cavity through an opening in the chest wall into which one or more drainage tubes are inserted, the opening not being sealed against the entrance of outside air.
percutaneous drainage drainage of an abscess or collection of fluid by means of a catheter inserted through the skin and positioned under the guidance of computed tomography or ultrasonography.
postural drainage see postural drainage.
tidal drainage drainage of the urinary bladder by an apparatus that alternately fills the bladder to a predetermined pressure and empties it by a combination of siphonage and gravity flow.

o·pen drain·age

drainage allowing air to enter.

open drainage

See drainage.

o·pen drain·age

(ō'pĕn drān'ăj)
Drainage allowing air to enter.

drainage

systematic withdrawal of fluids and discharges from a wound, sore or cavity.

drainage angle
capillary drainage
that effected by strands of hair, catgut, spun glass, or other material of small caliber which acts by capillary attraction.
closed drainage
drainage of an empyema cavity carried out with protection against the entrance of outside air into the pleural cavity.
open drainage
drainage of an empyema cavity through an opening in the chest wall into which one or more rubber drainage tubes are inserted, the opening not being sealed against the entrance of outside air.
peritoneal drainage
drainage of the peritoneum; limited by the rapid formation of adhesions and can only be accomplished with lavage or through an open cavity.
suction drainage
a source of continuous or intermittent negative pressure is used to maintain drainage in various sites, particularly negative pressure in the pleural cavity. A syringe and valve, one-way valve, vacuum tube or underwater drain can be used for this purpose.
drainage systems
see drain.
tidal drainage
drainage of the urinary bladder by an apparatus that alternately fills the bladder to a predetermined pressure and empties it by a combination of siphonage and gravity flow.
drainage tubes
see drain.
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Thirty five (35) patients underwent open drainage for large postoperative pericardial effusion including 21 male and 14 females (3:2).
Open drainage allow complete evacuation of pleural fluid by debridement and disruption of all loculations which is necessary for full lung expansion and resolution of infection.
Timely intervention with a team-approach comprising paediatricians, cardiologists, and cardiothoracic surgeons for pericardiocentesis and open drainage, along with proper antibiotic coverage, remain the mainstay of successful management of the patient.
Tenders are invited for Prabhag 3 roads sweeping and cleaning open drainage, gutter cleaning and transportation to landfill site of solid waste from cleaned roads, open drainage and other sanitation works of health dept.
Traditional laparotomy is associated with high rates of uncontrollable hemorrhage, intestinal fistula and infection in enterocoelia and considerable resource utilization7; Direct Retroperitoneal Open Drainage via a Long Posterior Oblique Incision reported by Zenichi Morise in Japan which could decrease IAP, but it was hard to control the bleeding from a blind area and would be difficult for postsurgical management8; Transverse laparostomy always leads to the loss of abdominal and back extensor muscle functions9; subcutaneous linea alba fasciotomy often results in ventral hernia requiring abdominal wall reconstruction.
Subsequently, exploratory retroperitoneum open drainage was performed for the abscess on the iliopsoas muscle.
Frank Caldwell, principle officer for museums arts and tourism, said: "We discovered an entrance large enough for a person to crawl through that seems to connect to some open drainage channels at the other end of the building.
Hill's ditcher guaranteed accurately graded ditches for those the systems as well as open drainage systems and pipeline trenches, and eliminated the need for slow and costly manual labor on such projects.
Second, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery drainage failed to cure our patient; pericardiectomy and open drainage were necessary to adequately drain our patient's abscess.
It was like a concentration camp with open drainage.
The obstacle before him was in maintaining good, open drainage in over 800 miles of roadside ditches throughout Precinct Three.
Tenders are invited for prabhag 4 roads sweeping and cleaning open drainage, gutter cleaning and transportation to landfill site of solid waste from cleaned roads, open drainage and other sanitation works of health dept.