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Long-term totally implantable venous access port systems — one center experience

Jerzy Paleczny, Beata Banyś-Jafernik, Katarzyna Gazurek, Krzysztof Kierpieć, Halina Szczerba, Piotr Zipser
DOI: 10.5603/AIT.2013.0042
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Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2013;45(4):215-222.

open access

Vol 45, No 4 (2013 Oct-Dec)
Original and clinical articles
Submitted: 2014-01-06

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Implantable venous access ports are essential for patients requiring chronic venous access. The aim of this study was to determine securities, risks of complications and patients’ satisfaction with using a port system.

METHODS: Between April 2008 and May 2013, 220 consecutive patients (mean age: 53 ± 12 years; 155 female) were enrolled into this observational, single-centre study. 65 patients who received a port system were asked to complete a questionnaire with the aim of evaluating the patient’s satisfaction and quality of life.

RESULTS: First vena subclavia and later internal jugular were the most frequently used for venous access. Among serious complications, three cases (1.5%) of pneumothorax were observed. Technical difficulties of cannulation were observed in 12 cases (5.6%). In the late period, functional complications, defined as 'easy injection, impossible aspiration' at port access, affected more than 25% of the patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Implantation of vascular ports is a safe procedure, and serious complications are rare. In the evaluated group, complications connected with the complete functioning of ports were observed. Among responders, more than 90% of patients reported high overall satisfaction.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Implantable venous access ports are essential for patients requiring chronic venous access. The aim of this study was to determine securities, risks of complications and patients’ satisfaction with using a port system.

METHODS: Between April 2008 and May 2013, 220 consecutive patients (mean age: 53 ± 12 years; 155 female) were enrolled into this observational, single-centre study. 65 patients who received a port system were asked to complete a questionnaire with the aim of evaluating the patient’s satisfaction and quality of life.

RESULTS: First vena subclavia and later internal jugular were the most frequently used for venous access. Among serious complications, three cases (1.5%) of pneumothorax were observed. Technical difficulties of cannulation were observed in 12 cases (5.6%). In the late period, functional complications, defined as 'easy injection, impossible aspiration' at port access, affected more than 25% of the patients.

CONCLUSIONS: Implantation of vascular ports is a safe procedure, and serious complications are rare. In the evaluated group, complications connected with the complete functioning of ports were observed. Among responders, more than 90% of patients reported high overall satisfaction.

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Keywords

venous access, vascular port; vascular port, implantation; vascular port, complications; vascular port, management

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Title

Long-term totally implantable venous access port systems — one center experience

Journal

Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy

Issue

Vol 45, No 4 (2013 Oct-Dec)

Pages

215-222

DOI

10.5603/AIT.2013.0042

Bibliographic record

Anaesthesiol Intensive Ther 2013;45(4):215-222.

Keywords

venous access
vascular port
vascular port
implantation
vascular port
complications
vascular port
management

Authors

Jerzy Paleczny
Beata Banyś-Jafernik
Katarzyna Gazurek
Krzysztof Kierpieć
Halina Szczerba
Piotr Zipser

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