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Bard Port Implantable Port
"ports" are: Accessible devices under the skin that allow puncture and direct line to the venous system. It prevents multiple sticks and extravasation of caustic chemo outside veins. When chemo is completed, it should be removed. ...Read more
Tube under skin: The mediport is a small tube or catheter that is placed under the skin and enters a large blood vessel. It has a rubber disk that can be felt on the surface of the skin (this is the port) and a needle can be placed through the skin and enters the port. This allows blood to be drawn and most importantly, allows chemotherapy, fluids, antibiotics, etc to be given and distributed quickly. ...Read more
Less invasive: A single port hysterectomy means that the surgeon uses one small incision usually in the belly button to remove the uterus. Their is less pain and less visible scar than with other techniques. An experienced single port surgeon can do most hysterectomies using this technique. Most laparoscopic or robotic techniques use 3-4 small incisions on the abdomen. ...Read more
No: Implantable lenses (intraocular lenses) site behind the iris and so would not affect the eye color. They do have uv absorbing pigments within their substance but that does not change the eye color. You are 'stuck' with the iris color you were born with unless you use color changing contact lenses. ...Read more
Outpatient: It is a small outpatient procedure, with actual procedure not taking more that 30 minutes. ...Read more
Any time: Most ports can be used right away. ...Read more
Can I box with an ilr (implantable loop recorder)? , I have vassodepressor syndrome and take fludracortison
We get malaria prevdoxycycline100mg 1tab daily. Do I have to take it up to 4weeks after leaving this place or just 4weeksbecause already 2weeks in port?
4 weeks once no risk: Regarding Doxycycline as a malaria "preventive", you need to complete 4 weeks of daily therapy once you've left the area of malaria risk (eg: no further risk of being bitten by a possibly infected mosquito). Depending on where you are, you likely need to continue for four more weeks as there is likely risk in your port. If not, then you only need to finish up the remaining two weeks. ...Read more
Service: An "implantable denture" is not a commodity, like a can of soup. It's a service. Cost depends on your individual anatomical requirements, skill and training of the practitioner, number/placement/type of implants, region of the country, materials used in the prosthetic appliance, and so many other factors. Ask your Dentist for advice or referral to specialist (s). ...Read more
Long acting: It is a small, thin tube-like device that is implanted under the skin. It is very simple to do so. It provides excellent contraception for three years. It has no estrogen so there is no risk of blood clot, stroke, etc. It is associated with a fair amount of breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
PORT-A-CATH: This is a device that works by monitoring a catheter in a vein to keep ready access to injection of intravenous medications or fluids. The device stays in place for a prolonged period and thereby avoids the need to repeatedly puncture a vein to administer medications or fluids. ...Read more
Laser: These are treating with light therapy....Get a more detailed answer ›
Birthmark: A post wine stain is a birthmark that tends to be permanent. It is dark red in colour and due to an abnormal collection of small blood vessels in the skin (capillary haemangioma). It can occasionally be associated with other syndromes such as Sturge Weber Syndrome, particularly when it occurs on the face. ...Read more
See your care team: The team that cares for you may have a protocol for putting a thrombolytic (clot dissolver) in the Port. If they do not or it doesn't work then the Interventional Radiology team may be able to get it working. As a last resort the port may need to be replaced ...Read more
Yes.: Usually either of these devices can be used to draw blood. Occasionally a small clot will form on the end of the catheter and create a ball-valve situation where medicines and fluids can be infused but blood cannot be drawn. Often this can be corrected with a small amount of medicine designed to break down clot, but it doesn't always work. ...Read more
Depends on veins: Since Remicade (infliximab) is given IV over a two or more hour period the veins must be large enough and good enough to prevent tissue infiltration. If they are small, not plentiful, or not of good quality a port may be used since in the future multiple IV treatments will be needed. ...Read more
How long should it take for an IV port placement incision to heal? Is it normal for it to be itchy?
7 days: Healing following port placement is about a week, and that is when sutures are generally removed, although many surgeons close wounds with subcuticular sutures which dissolve with time, and don't require removal. Itching in newly healing wounds is quite common, and avoid scratching for it may result in hypertrophic scar, even keloid formation. ...Read more
We live in nice highrise along the harbor. Not uncommon to hear of rat sightings. What is our risk if in contact with one?
35 Diseases: Worldwide, rats and mice spread over 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, or through rodent bites. Diseases carried by rodents can also be spread to humans indirectly, through ticks, mites or fleas that have fed on an infected rodent. See http://www. Cdc. Gov/rodents/. ...Read more
I have a power port and it really burns all the time but they get a good blood return and it flushes easy why all the pain?
Needs replacement: It should not hurt all the time. Ask if it can be replaced or repossitioned. ...Read more
I have a power port. Last infusion was 10/31/14. How often should I have it flushed now & what are the risks if I forget to have it flushed as needed?
Implanted ports: It can depend on the type of port that you have, but generally the implanted power ports need to be flushed once every four weeks when not in use. Failure to maintain the port can cause clots which decrease it's efficiency of flow as well as pose a risk of thrombosis (blood clot getting dislodged and loose into the blood stream). ...Read more
I need some history or where I can find the history of the chemo port. When was one first made. Implanted who was the person that invented it please?
1968: The first "chemo ports" were the broviac and hickman catheters that were developed in 1968. They were perfected by 1973 and are known as central lines. ...Read more
Laser; occas surgery: For most port wine stains, serial laser therapy can greatly reduce the color and if started early enough, return the skin to near-normal appearance. Sometimes, these stained areas may increase in size and thickness, and surgery may be necessary to return this back to normal size and contour appearance. ...Read more
4-6 weeks: If chemo completed 2 months. If cured can consider removal of port ...Read more