Pleural catheter placement and intrapleural fibrinolysis following lung transplantation.

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Summary of "Pleural catheter placement and intrapleural fibrinolysis following lung transplantation."

This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of lung transplant recipients requiring additional pleural drainage catheters early post lung transplantation and to determine the safety and efficacy of intrapleural fibrinolytics in these patients.


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Name: Clinical transplantation
ISSN: 1399-0012
Pages: e13592


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Infections resulting from the use of catheters. Proper aseptic technique, site of catheter placement, material composition, and virulence of the organism are all factors that can influence possible infection.

Placement of a balloon-tipped catheter into the pulmonary artery through the antecubital, subclavian, and sometimes the femoral vein. It is used to measure pulmonary artery pressure and pulmonary artery wedge pressure which reflects left atrial pressure and left ventricular end-diastolic pressure. The catheter is threaded into the right atrium, the balloon is inflated and the catheter follows the blood flow through the tricuspid valve into the right ventricle and out into the pulmonary artery.

Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.

Procedure which includes placement of catheter, recording of intracardiac and intravascular pressure, obtaining blood samples for chemical analysis, and cardiac output measurement, etc. Specific angiographic injection techniques are also involved.

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