Volume : VII, Issue : III, March - 2018

PREVENTION OF SUPERFICIAL THROMBOPHLEBITIS IN PATIENTS COMING FOR SURGERY: COMPARISON OF TOPICAL QUICK PENETRATING SOLUTION(QPS) OF HEPARIN VERSUS HEPARIN GEL

Dr. Veneetha Devadas, Dr. Habib Rahaman

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Background: Peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs) are a critical tool in the delivery of patient care but phlebitis is one of its commonest complications. Heparin reduces the superficial thrombophlebitis. Materials and methods: This study was conducted at Yenepoya Medical College Hospital. The patients were divided into two groups, using closed envelope method. Group H1 included 70 patients who received QPS solution of topical heparin and Group H2 included 70 patients who received topical heparin gel. The patients were studied for the results on the basis of Phlebitic scale at the intervals of 0 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours. Results :The mean age was calculated as 33.94 There was significantly lesser score in group H1 (receiving  QPS topical heparin) in all time periods with p value of <0.001.and we concluded that prophylaxis with topical QPS heparin is more effective than thrombophobe gel in preventing thrombophlebitis..

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Dr. VENEETHA DEVADAS, Dr. HABIB RAHAMAN, PREVENTION OF SUPERFICIAL THROMBOPHLEBITIS IN PATIENTS COMING FOR SURGERY: COMPARISON OF TOPICAL QUICK PENETRATING SOLUTION(QPS) OF HEPARIN VERSUS HEPARIN GEL, PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-7 | Issue-3 | March-2018


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