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PleurX™ PleurX™ Pleural Catheter System

PleurX™ supplemental insertion kit

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Overview

The PleurX™ Pleural Catheter System is indicated for intermittent, long term drainage of symptomatic, recurrent, pleural effusion, including malignant pleural effusions and other recurrent effusions that do not respond to medical management of the underlying disease.

The device is indicated for the palliation of dyspnea due to pleural effusion and providing pleurodesis (resolution of the pleural effusion).


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Features and Benefits
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This video will introduce Ed, and his wife and caregiver, Edna, who uses the PleurX™ drainage system to manage his pleural effusions.
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PleurX™ patient testimonial – Ed and Edna

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Specification

GTIN - each

10885403193026

1

GTIN - Case

50885403193024

5


Quantity - Case

5

GTIN

GTIN - each 10885403193026 1
GTIN - Case 50885403193024 5

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Quantity - Case 5
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Frequently Asked Questions

You should drain fluid as directed by your doctor, usually every 1–2 days. Consult your doctor before changing the frequency of your drainage.

The catheter will remain in your abdomen until fluid stops draining. The amount of time will vary from patient to patient. The catheter may remain in place as long as you need the catheter, and it continues to work properly.

Any change in the appearance of the fluid should be reported to your doctor.

Shower: You can take a shower or sponge bath if a self-adhesive dressing like the one in the Procedure Pack is securely attached to your skin and working properly. The self-adhesive dressing is designed to keep fluid out. Be sure the dressing is completely and securely attached and the catheter and gauze pads are all contained underneath it. If the gauze becomes wet when showering, remove the dressing immediately, clean and dry the area and apply a new dressing as instructed in the Instructions for Use that came with the drainage kit. Bath: Do not allow the catheter to soak underwater in a tub, bath or pool.

In the unlikely event the catheter is pulled out or the cuff becomes exposed, cover the exit site with a sterile dressing and seek immediate medical attention. The catheter has a polyester cuff that is normally under the skin where the catheter is inserted. This cuff and the sutures—located where the catheter exits your body—help keep the catheter in place.

You should contact your doctor immediately if you believe your catheter is infected. Pain, redness (erythema), warmth to touch, swelling (edema), fever or fluid from around the catheter site may be a sign that your catheter is infected. Some discomfort and redness after insertion is expected but should not continue or worsen.

You should drain fluid as directed by your doctor, usually every 1–2 days. Consult your doctor before changing the frequency of your drainage.

The catheter will remain in your abdomen until fluid stops draining. The amount of time will vary from patient to patient. The catheter may remain in place as long as you need the catheter, and it continues to work properly.

Any change in the appearance of the fluid should be reported to your doctor.

Shower: You can take a shower or sponge bath if a self-adhesive dressing like the one in the Procedure Pack is securely attached to your skin and working properly. The self-adhesive dressing is designed to keep fluid out. Be sure the dressing is completely and securely attached and the catheter and gauze pads are all contained underneath it. If the gauze becomes wet when showering, remove the dressing immediately, clean and dry the area and apply a new dressing as instructed in the Instructions for Use that came with the drainage kit. Bath: Do not allow the catheter to soak underwater in a tub, bath or pool.

In the unlikely event the catheter is pulled out or the cuff becomes exposed, cover the exit site with a sterile dressing and seek immediate medical attention. The catheter has a polyester cuff that is normally under the skin where the catheter is inserted. This cuff and the sutures—located where the catheter exits your body—help keep the catheter in place.

You should contact your doctor immediately if you believe your catheter is infected. Pain, redness (erythema), warmth to touch, swelling (edema), fever or fluid from around the catheter site may be a sign that your catheter is infected. Some discomfort and redness after insertion is expected but should not continue or worsen.

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Product Complaints
North American Regional Complaint Center
1-844-8BD-LIFE (1-844-823-5433)
Things to Consider

If you are a patient or end user, you can contact us yourself, or you may have your caregiver or your physician do that for you. To help us process your
information quickly and effectively, please contact our customer complaints
team.

To better facilitate our investigation, please include the following information in your reporting:


  • Product Name and/or Catalog Number
  • Lot Number or Serial Number
  • Any injuries and/or Harm?
  • What is the issue you experienced?
  • Is the actual sample or sample representative available? (If possible, please send affected sample)
  • Contact name and phone number
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