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  • 1.  Easypump

    Posted 09-11-2019 16:33
    Hello everyone!
    We have one case. patient 50 years old,women,colon tumor. T3N1M1. 

  • 2.  RE: Easypump

    Posted 09-13-2019 14:37
    If I understand your question correctly, this patient has completed all cycles of chemo and is coming for monthly  port flushes only, when this occurs.  She likely  has a bacterial colonization somehwere in her port. Everytime you flush her port a small amount of bacteria is released causing her to have fever and chills. Speak with the provider and get an order for blood cultures from the port. Avoid flushing with saline when you take the sample, you want to get whatever is in the port into your  culture tube. I have seen this occur in 2 patients, both had to have port removed for positive culture.

    Barbara Contes
    Port Jefferson Station NY

  • 3.  RE: Easypump

    Posted 09-14-2019 07:06
    Dear Barbara Contes thanks for your answer