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What makes the peritoneal drain work? Pressure in the subhepatic space after biliary surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6650087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To determine the nature of the forces responsible for the evacuation of fluid from the peritoneal cavity via a drain we measured the pressure in the subhepatic space after biliary surgery. Pressure in that space increased with inspiration and decreased with expiration. The inspiratory increase was larger in the erect than in the supine position. Evacuation of fluid from the subhepatic space via a drain results from intermittent increase in pressure such as occurs during deep inhalation. Drainage is improved by maximal inspiration in the erect position.
S Gedda; W van der Linden
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica     Volume:  149     ISSN:  0001-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand     Publication Date:  1983  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-01-26     Completed Date:  1984-01-26     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906530     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Middle Aged
Peritoneum / surgery*

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