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Acrodisc Syringe Filter
Is fat necrosis more likely if the harvested fat is just allowed to settle in the syringes before injection, rather than washing or filtering the fat?
A syringe is a simple pump consisting of a plunger that can be pulled and pushed along inside a cylindrical tube allowing the syringe to take in and expel a liquid or gas through an orifice at the open end of the tube. The open end of the syringe may be fitted with a needle for ...Read more
Look at the insert: Most Insulin syringe manufacturers discourage the practice of keeping Insulin for a prolonged period of time in the syringes specially with long acting analogs like lantus (insulin glargine). I do tell my patients that it is ok for short acting insulins to be preloaded in a syringe if you are going out to eat but no longer than 2-3 hrs. ...Read more
Amount?: Remember that the veins are carrying oxygen-poor blood back to the lungs. Small amounts of air are quickly incorporated into the de-oxygenated hemoglobin which is "oxygen hungry". Air in the veins is generally well tolerated. It is not tolerated at all when injected into an artery. Even a tiny amount results in "air embolism" which paradoxically deprives served tissues of oxygen carried by blood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Syringe is best: A sterile syringe is the best and will collect the blood. Otherwise it is a matter of some type of cutting the skin to make the blood drip into a container. This is enhanced by heating the body part that you are cutting . Remember that the blood will clot and separate into clot and serum which might affect the art. You can buy blood at a butcher shop to avoid hurting yourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection: If others have used it transmission of disease is the biggest concern. In addition to transmission of disease is introducing bacteria to the bloodstream resulting in positive blood cultures and possible infection that could cause sepsis. If you have no option in using a new syringe foe your medications. At least boil it to decrease chances of bad things happening. ...Read more