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What Is a Boviac Catheter?

The intravenous administration of drugs is often required for medications that cannot be absorbed and utilized effectively when taken orally. However, some medications may need to be given over and ov... read more

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

Drug Concentration Errors Related to Sampling from Silastic Catheters

In one individual who had been off infusion for three days, a small 5-FU concentration persisted in the catheter sample whereas the peripheral vein value was zero as expected. Subsequently, we perform... read more

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Parents fight to help son beat leukemia

At the Kaiser hospital in Oakland, he was given a Broviac central venous catheter, which is an IV line placed into a vein near the heart. It is used to give medicines, blood transfusions or fluids. It ... read more


Thanks to a loving family and selfless donation, Tony Forte has a chance for new life

His parents have struggled to maintain jobs because of the volatility of Tony’s condition. Forte has relied on a Broviac catheter running from a backpack to his chest for nutrition, and a gastrostomy ... read more

I Went to a Birthday Party…

That day will begin with the bone marrow biopsy we missed today, the insertion of a Broviac catheter into Brady chest replacing the PICC line in his arm and most likely intrathecal chemo which adminis... read more

John Kelly: Special necklaces mark progress of cancer patients

"Lime green means Broviac in," said Carsten, referring to the catheter inserted into his chest. "Hot pink means Broviac out. These stars mean a good day. The blue beads mean you're neutropenic -- you ... read more

Cancer, the pursuant specter

My hair falling out. Shaving my head above the incredibly short pediatric hospital sink. Looking down and seeing my broviac — a large vein catheter that was installed in the center of my chest — for t... read more

Are Multiple Broviac Catheters Safe in Newborns? A Comparison of Single and Multiple Broviac Catheters

Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. Address correspondence and reprints requests to Dr. D. T. Murai, D... read more

Tony Forte, 11-year-old recipient of multiple-organ transplant, is ready for his first real Thanksgiving feast

As an infant he had a portion of his intestines removed, relied on a Broviac catheter implanted in his chest for nutrition, and lived with an ostomy bag and a G-Tube to survive. In August, he received ... read more



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