The PleurX Drainage System is a complete drainage kit used for the quick and convenient removal of effusions at home. It is primarily used to drain fluids from your pleura or your abdomen due to effusions or malignant ascites.
The Drainage System has two options of drainage bottles that work on the concept of active vacuum technology. This eliminates the requirement of gravity to drain the fluid and allows users to lie down during the draining. These bottles have a capacity of five hundred and one thousand millimeters respectively. The complete kit includes a catheter, a drainage bottle, alcohol pads, dressings, a pair of gloves, a tube clamp, and a sterile sheet to place the equipment on. Each of these items is also available individually as replacements.
The catheter of the PleurX System is soft and flexible and can be comfortably inserted into the pleural or peritoneal spaces. A polyester cuff on the catheter supports tissue ingrowth and helps reduce the risk of infection. The cuff also holds the catheter firmly in place and allows zero movement which otherwise could cause some discomfort. The catheter has a beveled design that promotes efficient drainage and reduces the occlusion rate to an almost negligible statistic. The proprietary catheter valve is specifically designed to reduce the risk of accidental passing of air or fluid into the catheter.
The Drainage System by CareFusion helps users reduce the number of doctor visits and facilitates more convenient drains at home that take just five to fifteen minutes to complete.
Product Features and Benefits
Easy to use and clinically proven
Associated with less than 3 percent infection rate
Safe and takes five to fifteen minutes to drain fluid
Provides complete control and helps manage symptoms
Helps patient to carry out drainage in the comfort of home
Eliminates hospital visits for repeat paracentesis or thoracentesis