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suction

1. the force or condition produced by a pressure difference, as the force holding a suction cap onto a surface
2. the act or process of producing such a force or condition

suction

1. In plastering, the absorption of water from a plaster finish coat by the base coat (or the base, such as block or gypsum lath), thus providing a better bond and causing it to adhere to the base coat.
2. The adhesion of mortar to bricks.
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All patients leave the hospital with the closed suction drain, ureteral catheters, and the pouching system.
The use of closed suction drain after lumpectomy and axillary node dissection for breast cancer.
Our aim was to compare the outcomes of modified radical mastectomy wounds managed by either closed suction drainage or closed simple drainage.
Effective management of incisional and cutaneous fistulae with closed suction wound drainage.
The significantly more expensive closed suction drains were designed as a more effective method of drainage, but in fact complications such as flap necrosis, early blockage of the drains, pocketing of fluid below the flaps and pain on removal have been associated with their use.
In our study, 2 hematomas required immediate reexploration despite the use of a closed suction drain.
Kimberly-Clark's product bundle includes its market leading BALLARD* TRACH CARE* Closed Suction Systems for suctioning secretions from the airway without disconnecting the ventilator circuit; MICROCUFF* Endotracheal Tube to reduce the leakage of potentially infectious secretions into the lungs; BAL-CATH* System, a simple, effective bedside bronchoalveolar lavage for improved diagnostic yield; and a variety of additional oral care products.
The abdomen was washed out and large-bore, closed suction drains were placed adjacent to the injury.
The Portex [R] Suction Pro [TM] 72 Closed Suction System, is designed for airway suctioning of critically ill patients and is indicated for 72 hours of continuous use.
These include closed suction systems for respiratory care, enteral feeding systems, patient warming systems, and endoscopy and pain management products and accessories.
Contract Awarded for Supply of Paeds/neonates closed suction system 6fr, trocar catheters, double lumen broncho catheters left cuffed, rae north facing nasal uncuffed endotracheal tubes, reinforced cuffed oral/nasal endotracheal tubes,gastrostomy feeding tube, different sizes
Various solutions exist such as disposable absorbent mats, floor suction devices, suction mats and closed suction systems.