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Pharmaceutisch Weekblad

, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp 88–90 | Cite as

On the efficacy of low dose prednisolone and heparin sodium in the prevention of infusion thrombophlebitis. A double-blind trial

  • C. de Cock
  • P. Vermeij
  • Th. Stijnen
Original Articles

Abstract

A prospective, double-blind investigation into the effectiveness of the addition to infusion fluids of an injectable containing 0.3 mg prednisolone and 10 units heparin per ml in a phosphate buffer pH=7·5 versus the phosphate buffer alone is described. 196 Patients were allocated alternately to each group. On a total number of 593 cannulation days, 16 cases of thrombophlebitis were diagnosed. Statistical evaluation revealed a significant difference between the two groups (p<0.01) in favour of prednisolone + heparin sodium.

Keywords

Public Health Sodium Phosphate Internal Medicine Phosphate Buffer 
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© Royal Dutch Association for Advancement of Pharmacy 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. de Cock
    • 1
  • P. Vermeij
    • 1
  • Th. Stijnen
    • 2
  1. 1.Andreas HospitalNR AmsterdamThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Department of Medical StatisticsState University of LeidenAL Leiden

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