Comparison of Adverse Effects of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Infusions in Neurologic Ward Patients

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152213
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Presentation
Title:
Comparison of Adverse Effects of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Infusions in Neurologic Ward Patients
Abstract:
Comparison of Adverse Effects of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Infusions in Neurologic Ward Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Jahani, Simin, MS
P.I. Institution Name:Jondishapour Medical Science University of Ahvaz
Title:Senior Lecturer
Co-Authors:Sedigheh Fayazi
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction: Because dehydrations is a common cause of Hospital admissions and a frequent complication of febrile conditions in older people, hypodermoclysis offers a simple therapy with many potential benefits. Though it is increasingly used, important data concerning safety, adverse effects of this method are still missing. The aim of this study was to compare the adverse effects of subcutaneous and intravenous Infusions in geriatric patients. Materials and Method: The study was designed as a prospective, randomized, clinical trial. Eighty patients aged 65 and older with diagnosis of stroke were randomly allocated to receive SC 0r IV infusions of half-normal saline. In SC infusion, the site of needle insertion was chosen the outer aspect of the upper arm. A check list was used to document the observed adverse effects, and visuad analog scale (VAS) to determine the severity of pain. Results: Some patients experienced local side effects (SC, n = 18 vs IV, n = 16). Major local side effects occurred in three SC (large edema, Hematoma) and three Iv (phlebitis, Hematoma) patients. The current side effects in SC group was local edema (% 45), and phlebitis (% 38) in IV group. Both methods of rehyration had not significant difference in the local side effects (p > 0.05). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that rehydration by hypodermoclysis is, in general, accepted by geriatric patients equally as well as Iv therapy. Additionally, in confused patients and in those in whom IV punctures are difficult to achieve, it represents an alternatively effective method of infusion. Both techniques are comparably safe and effective. Keywords: hypodermoclysis, subcutaneous infusion, intravenous infusion, side effects.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleComparison of Adverse Effects of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Infusions in Neurologic Ward Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152213-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Comparison of Adverse Effects of Subcutaneous and Intravenous Infusions in Neurologic Ward Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Jahani, Simin, MS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Jondishapour Medical Science University of Ahvaz</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Senior Lecturer</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">jahanisimin@yahoo.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sedigheh Fayazi</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Introduction: Because dehydrations is a common cause of Hospital admissions and a frequent complication of febrile conditions in older people, hypodermoclysis offers a simple therapy with many potential benefits. Though it is increasingly used, important data concerning safety, adverse effects of this method are still missing. The aim of this study was to compare the adverse effects of subcutaneous and intravenous Infusions in geriatric patients. Materials and Method: The study was designed as a prospective, randomized, clinical trial. Eighty patients aged 65 and older with diagnosis of stroke were randomly allocated to receive SC 0r IV infusions of half-normal saline. In SC infusion, the site of needle insertion was chosen the outer aspect of the upper arm. A check list was used to document the observed adverse effects, and visuad analog scale (VAS) to determine the severity of pain. Results: Some patients experienced local side effects (SC, n = 18 vs IV, n = 16). Major local side effects occurred in three SC (large edema, Hematoma) and three Iv (phlebitis, Hematoma) patients. The current side effects in SC group was local edema (% 45), and phlebitis (% 38) in IV group. Both methods of rehyration had not significant difference in the local side effects (p &gt; 0.05). Conclusion: This study demonstrated that rehydration by hypodermoclysis is, in general, accepted by geriatric patients equally as well as Iv therapy. Additionally, in confused patients and in those in whom IV punctures are difficult to achieve, it represents an alternatively effective method of infusion. Both techniques are comparably safe and effective. Keywords: hypodermoclysis, subcutaneous infusion, intravenous infusion, side effects.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:27:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:27:58Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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