Mediports


Overview A mediport is a small medical device implanted beneath the skin, to give chemotherapy, to receive blood transfusions or draw blood, and to receive IV fluids or IV medications. The port consists of a reservoir which attaches to a catheter, a thin, soft plastic tube. The catheter connects the port through a vein in … Continue reading Mediports

Phlebitis Thrombophlebitis


What Is Phlebitis? Up to a fourth of all patients with varicose veins and lower extremity venous insufficiency will have an episode of clotting of a varicosity. This can be nearly invisible or can be located just underneath the skin. This condition is called acute superficial thrombophlebitis. The condition causes pain and discomfort but is … Continue reading Phlebitis Thrombophlebitis

Peripheral Arterial Disease


Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) – Definition Peripheral Arterial Disease or Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), also referred to as arteriosclerosis of the extremities and peripheral vascular disease, is a condition that causes poor blood circulation to the kidneys, intestines, arms, legs, and feet. Blood flow may be reduced or blocked by narrowed or hardened blood vessels. … Continue reading Peripheral Arterial Disease