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Venous needle dislodgement: the pitfalls of venous pressure measurement and possible alternatives, a review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20214708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The historical development of the use of pressure sensors as protective system against blood loss to the environment is reviewed. In spite of early warnings about the deficiency of such sensors, the venous pressure sensor is still formally accepted as protective system against blood loss to the environment in case of leaks or needle dislodgement. The early warnings were corroborated by publications and accident reports. Several alternative methods have been developed or described in the literature recently. These methods are critically reviewed. The conclusion is that external monitors are currently the only available alternatives, although long-time clinical experience is missing. Methods employing sensors integrated into dialysis machines have been described but it is unlikely that any of these methods will become available in the immediate future.
Hans-Dietrich Polaschegg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of renal care     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1755-6686     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ren Care     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-10     Completed Date:  2010-06-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392167     Medline TA:  J Ren Care     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  41-8     Citation Subset:  N    
Medical Devices Consultant, Koestenberg, Austria.
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical*
Blood Pressure Determination*
Needles / adverse effects*
Renal Dialysis*
Safety Management
Venous Pressure*

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