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Fluid flow during percutaneous drainage procedures: an in vitro study of the effects of fluid viscosity, catheter size, and adjunctive urokinase.

Authors
  • Park, J K
  • Kraus, F C
  • Haaga, J R
Type
Published Article
Journal
AJR. American journal of roentgenology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1993
Volume
160
Issue
1
Pages
165–169
Identifiers
PMID: 8416618
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Flow of various bodily fluids, including pus, is according to Poiseuille's law, confirming that for more viscous fluid, larger catheters provide more rapid drainage. Urokinase decreases viscosity of purulent material and increases flow for all sizes of catheters.

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