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Performance of the Baxter disposable patient-controlled analgesia infusor under hyperbaric conditions.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Anaesthesia
Publication Date
Volume
49
Issue
9
Pages
796–797
Identifiers
PMID: 7978139
Source
Medline

Abstract

Hyperbaric oxygen treatment may require the concurrent administration of drugs. A study was performed to assess the suitability of the infusor device from the Baxter Patient-Controlled Analgesia system, for drug delivery during hyperbaric therapy. Thirty infusor devices were used to deliver 5% dextrose, 50% dextrose or propofol solutions under conditions 1 and 2.3 atmospheres of pressure. The increased pressure caused an increase in flow of 4.27%, 1.79% and 9.84% for 5% dextrose, propofol and 50% dextrose respectively.

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