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Prophylaxis of intravenous catheter-related thrombophlebitis in cattle


Pusterla, N; Braun, Ueli (1996). Prophylaxis of intravenous catheter-related thrombophlebitis in cattle. Veterinary Record, 139(12):287-289.

Abstract

Two methods of preventing intravenous catheter-related thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein, using clinical and ultrasonographic criteria, were compared. The first method consisted of minimising bacteriological contamination by the preparation of the skin as if for surgery. The second method involved the daily subcutaneous administration of low doses of heparin to decrease procoagulant activity. The results showed that the preparation of the skin before the placement of an indwelling catheter in the jugular vein and adequate daily maintenance of the catheter were of great importance in the prevention of thrombophlebitis induced by bacteriological contamination. The use of heparin should be limited to cases that require long-term catheterisation or are predisposed to thrombosis or other clotting abnormalities.

Abstract

Two methods of preventing intravenous catheter-related thrombophlebitis of the jugular vein, using clinical and ultrasonographic criteria, were compared. The first method consisted of minimising bacteriological contamination by the preparation of the skin as if for surgery. The second method involved the daily subcutaneous administration of low doses of heparin to decrease procoagulant activity. The results showed that the preparation of the skin before the placement of an indwelling catheter in the jugular vein and adequate daily maintenance of the catheter were of great importance in the prevention of thrombophlebitis induced by bacteriological contamination. The use of heparin should be limited to cases that require long-term catheterisation or are predisposed to thrombosis or other clotting abnormalities.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Veterinary
Language:English
Date:21 September 1996
Deposited On:31 Jan 2019 14:44
Last Modified:15 Apr 2020 23:09
Publisher:BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN:0042-4900
OA Status:Closed
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1136/vr.139.12.287
PubMed ID:8890463

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