By John E. Niederhuber (auth.), Isidoro Di Carlo, Roberto Biffi (eds.)

ISBN-10: 8847023734

ISBN-13: 9788847023734

Since their first software in 1982, absolutely Implantable Venous entry units (TIVADs) became more and more very important within the scientific perform, as extra in depth chemotherapy and parenteral remedies have come into use. at the present, there's target proof that TIVADs are a secure, potent procedure for long term venous entry; they play an important function through the administration of the oncology sufferer, as they're wanted within the preliminary levels for lively remedies in addition to within the final levels for palliative measures, making attainable repeated management of chemotherapeutic vesicant brokers, food, antibiotics, analgesics, and blood items. in accordance with a few potential experiences, use of TIVADs is linked to an important worry cost (10% to twenty-five% of all patients). Evidence-based facts help that almost all issues are without delay regarding beside the point means of placement and/or nursing care, occasionally resulting in TIVAD loss, major morbidity, elevated length of hospitalization, and extra clinical price.

A workforce of world-renowned specialists - either within the scientific and learn fields – contributed to this quantity, whose objective is to supply clinicians, nurses and scientific scholars with a multidisciplinary, complete replace on those units, as long-term primary venous entry can no be longer thought of a regimen subject, and critical issues will be maintained at a truly low point provided that strict adherence to a well-defined protocol of surgical process and of catheter care is maintained.

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G. g. bleeding, pneumothorax, thrombosis), as well as the risk of infection and the feasibility of adequate nursing care of the catheter exit site. Such venous approaches were made possible in the 1970s by the development of specific tools, like the Seldinger Jwire and the peel-away introducer-dilator, formerly not available.

These ports have several advantages over external central venous catheters, including less frequent maintenance, less risk of infection and thrombosis, and greater acceptance by patients. Before insertion of a totally implantable access port, indications for its need, how it will be used, and the overall physical condition of the patient should be considered. A minor surgical procedure is required to insert the port, although no special training is needed. The surgery should be performed in an operating room or interventional radiology unit using maximum sterile barrier precautions and sterile technique.

When the superior central venous routes are not available, the most common technique used to obtain central venous access to the inferior vena cava is the inguinal approach using the saphenous vein or the gonadal vein. Keywords Cephalic vein • External jugular vein • Internal jugular vein • Axillary vein • Saphenous vein • Gonadal vein • Inferior vein cava I. it 43 I. Di Carlo, R. ), Totally Implantable Venous Access Devices, © Springer-Verlag Italia 2012 I. Di Carlo, A. 1 Introduction The first placement of a totally implantable venous access device (TIVAD) was performed in 1982 at the MD Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston by John Niederhuber, using the cephalic vein and a surgical technique [1].

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