Management principles of patients with extravasation injuries

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#IVTEAM #Intravenous literature: Goutos, I., Cogswell, L.K. and Giele, H. (2014) Extravasation injuries: a review. The Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume. January 8th. [epub ahead of print].

Abstract:

Extravasation injuries are common emergencies in clinical practice. If they are not recognized and treated promptly, they can lead to deleterious functional and cosmetic outcomes. There is a vast range of agents involved in these injuries and marked paucity of evidence to support their specific management. Following an extensive literature review, we outline management principles for clinicians involved in the care of patients with extravasation injuries. Key parameters in deciding appropriate management plans include the volume/toxicity of the agent, the necrosis interval of the injury, patient-related factors, as well as the facilities and expertise available in the setting of individual cases of extravasation.

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