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Comparison of the Pediatric Broviac Silastic Catheter with a Standard No. 3 French Silastic Catheter for Central Venous Alimentation

Two No. 3 French silastic central venous catheters designed for infants, a pediatric Broviac catheter, and a standard infant catheter were used in 41 (group I) and 33 infants (group II), respectively, ... read more

Cost and Safety of Pediatric Intensive Care Physician-Placed Broviac Catheters

Our findings demonstrate that the insertion of Broviac catheters by pediatric intensivists can be a successful, safe, and cost-effective alternative to insertion by surgeons in the OR. This study adds ... read more

How an 8-year-old cancer survivor is giving a Modesto community fair a new aim

What did bother her a lot, Zoya said, was when the tape protecting her catheter incision had to be changed. She had a Broviac central venous line inserted beneath her skin on the chest wall and into a ... read more

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Dr. Robert Hickman, inventor of the Hickman catheter, dies at 92

Hickman offered to try to place a device called a Broviac catheter. Invented by a colleague of Hickman’s at the University of Washington, the Broviac catheter passed through a vein in the chest into ... read more


Surgeon designs special clothes for children with medical needs

Later, she also developed cystic fibrosis, a feeding tube and a Broviac catheter had to be inserted. She says she tried looking for clothes that fit her needs for quite some time. "Just one tiny thing ... read more

Caring for Yourself after the Removal of Your Implanted Port or Broviac® Catheter for Pediatric Patients

This information explains how to care for yourself after your implanted port or Broviac ® catheter is removed. For the rest of this resource, our use of the word “you” and “your” refers to you or your ... read more

Medical Terms to Know if Your Preemie Is in the NICU

Blood gasses need to be in proper balance for baby to grow properly. Broviac. See central catheter (below). Central catheter or central line. A small, thin plastic tube through which fluids are ... read more

Tunneled Femoral Central Venous Catheters in Children With Cancer

Objective. We discuss the feasibility of long-term femoral venous access by means of a cuffed subcutaneously tunneled central venous catheter (Broviac catheter) in selected pediatric cancer and stem ... read more

Return of a revolutionary

In 1968, a medical fellow in Scribner's group named Dr. John Broviac developed a catheter that represented a successful merger of these disciplines. Constructed of a bio-compatible material known as ... read more

Cost and Safety of Pediatric Intensive Care Physician-Placed Broviac Catheters

All patients with Broviac catheters placed by pediatric intensivists and pediatric surgeons during a 3-year period from 2007 to 2009 were identified, and their charts and billing records were reviewed ... read more



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