Retention of drugs in venous access port chamber

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1477 (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1477

Cause of drugs' effect is not clear

  1. J M Fielden,
  2. T Cook,
  3. C J E Day
  1. Registrar Senior registrar Research registrar Department of Anaesthesia, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

    EDITOR,—Although we agree with the assertion that port systems should be flushed before an anaesthetic is finished, as should all intravenous access devices after any drug is given, we hesitate to agree as to the sole cause of the drugs left in the port system in the case reported by Myriam Ben-Arush and Moshe Berant.1

    Precise calculation of dosage given is difficult as the weight of the patient is not given. …

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