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Hemophilia and using a portHHemophilia and using a portHemophilia and using a portEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAArteries;VeinsDrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2015-02-01T05:00:00ZVicky R. Breaky, BSc, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000191.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Teens living with hemophilia can learn what ports are and why they are a useful part of treatment.</p><h2>What is a port?</h2> <p>A port is a special intravenous (IV) line that is placed completely inside the body. Since hemophilia treatment requires frequent injections, a port may be a more reliable way to receive product. </p>
Hémophilie et utilisation d'un portHHémophilie et utilisation d'un portHemophilia and using a portFrenchHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAArteries;VeinsDrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2015-02-01T05:00:00ZVicky R. Breaky, BSc, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000191.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Les adolescents atteints d’hémophilie peuvent apprendre ce que sont les port et pourquoi ils sont une partie utile à leur traitement.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce qu’un port?</h2> <p>Un port est un cathéter intraveineux (IV) spécial placé sous la peau. Puisque le traitement de l’hémophilie nécessite des injections fréquentes, un port pourrait être une façon plus sûre de recevoir du produit. </p>

 

 

Hemophilia and using a port3221.00000000000Hemophilia and using a portHemophilia and using a portHEnglishHaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NAArteries;VeinsDrug treatmentTeen (13-18 years)NA2015-02-01T05:00:00ZVicky R. Breaky, BSc, MD, FRCPC7.0000000000000069.0000000000000191.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p> Teens living with hemophilia can learn what ports are and why they are a useful part of treatment.</p><h2>What is a port?</h2> <p>A port is a special intravenous (IV) line that is placed completely inside the body. Since hemophilia treatment requires frequent injections, a port may be a more reliable way to receive product. </p><p>A port consists of two parts:</p><ul><li><strong>Port</strong> - The port itself is a small chamber made of metal with a soft silicone top. It lies just under your skin. You will receive IV therapy by having a needle inserted through the skin into the port.</li><li><strong>Catheter</strong> - The second part is a long, soft, thin, flexible tube, called the catheter. One end of the catheter is attached to the port and the other end is inserted into one of the large veins leading to the heart. The port and catheter allow medicine to be delivered into the bloodstream. </li></ul> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Port_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /> </figure> <h3>Benefits of port</h3><ul><li> Reliable injection site. </li><li>Saves veins since you do not have to make multiple punctures in the veins.</li></ul><h3>Draw backs of port</h3><ul><li>Setting up for port access and infusion is a sterile procedure and usually takes about ten minutes.</li><li>The entire process needs to be sterile.</li><li> There are some risks, such as local infection or blood clots.</li></ul>