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What do you need to know about Pleurx BD?

What do you need to know about Pleurx BD?

Reinforcing the training patients receive from a physician or nurse, this video will show you how—as well as cover the catheter and its features, valve, drainage bottles and their active vacuum technology, and other kit contents.

What is the Pleurx catheter system used for?

PleurX™ Catheter System. The PleurX™ catheter system provides effective at-home palliation of symptoms associated with recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites. This clinically proven treatment option allows patients to manage their symptoms through intermittent drainages in the comfort of their homes with minimal physician intervention.

How does the Pleurx drainage system relieve pain?

The PleurX drainage system is a clinically proven option for patients to palliate their symptoms from pleural effusions and malignant ascites. By intermittently draining fluid buildup at home, they can relieve discomfort and pain without repeatedly visiting a physician. Learn more about the PleurX system PleurX patient education video

How to use a PleurX catheter at Memorial Sloan Kettering?

1 Foam catheter pad, from your drainage kit 2 Self-adhesive bandage, from your drainage kit 3 4”x4” gauze pads, from your drainage kit 4 Soap and small bowl with water 5 Extra gauze or clean washcloth 6 Waste basket

Is the PleurX drainage system safe to use?

The PleurX ™ drainage system lets you take control of uncomfortable and painful symptoms from pleural effusions or malignant ascites. A safe, proven option that more than 300,000 patients have used since 1997, the PleurX system helps you drain fluid buildup in the comfort of your own home.

How does the Pleurx valve and drainage system work?

PleurX ™ proprietary valve and drainage features The PleurX ™ system helps patients manage recurrent pleural effusions and malignant ascites at home. The system includes an indwelling catheter and vacuum bottles that allow patients to drain fluid quickly, effectively and safely.

What does the PleurX catheter access kit 50-7280 do?

PleurX catheter access kit 50-7280. Fluid samples can help diagnose a complex problem. The PleurX catheter access kit is designed to aspirate a sterile fluid sample directly through the catheter. The catheter access kit is also designed to allow catheter flushing and perform routine maintenance.

What do you need to know about a PleurX catheter?

A PleurX catheter acts as a drain and makes it easier for you to breathe. Proper care for your catheter will maximize drainage and prevent complications such as infection. What Is a PleurX Catheter?

How does the Pleurx drainage system help patients?

By understanding the PleurX drainage system, you can give patients control over the discomfort and pain they feel from pleural effusions or malignant ascites. The PleurX drainage system gives you the option of letting patients drain their fluid buildup from pleural effusions or malignant ascites at home or in hospice care.

How does the Orange stylet work on a PleurX catheter?

The orange stylet occludes the fenestrations in the catheter, helping reduce the amount of fluid leakage during catheter placement. The stylet also makes the catheter more rigid for ease of insertion into the valved introducer. The valved introducer helps reduce air entering into and fluid leaking from the pleural or peritoneal space.