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closed drainage

[¦klōzd ′drā·nij]
(hydrology)
Drainage in which the surface flow of water collects in sinks or lakes having no surface outlet. Also known as blind drainage.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Maintenance of a closed drainage system while changing from a large night bag to a leg bag may decrease the introduction of bacteria into the system.
The first major advance for preventing CAUTI since the wide-scale adoption of closed drainage 35 years ago is the development of catheters with antiinfective surfaces.
Norton (39) studied a closed drainage basin to determine the amount of erosion since cultivation began, and the spatial relationship of the erosion and sedimentation processes during 145 yr of agricultural use.
To improve upon the time honoured practice of closed drainage system in preventing seroma formation various studies have attempted to find the optimal time of drain removal, optimal pressure in active drains and the superior type of drains.
The following were included in the study: duration of catheter stay, technique of insertion and adoption of closed drainage system, were observed.
* Recent studies show that more than 20% of patients catheterized and maintained on closed drainage can become infected due to errors in handling and predisposition of patients to infection.
If homes were built there on three-acre lots the city could require a closed drainage system, so runoff from roof drains and the road could be channeled away to a detention pond, Mr.