Journal of Infusion Nursing

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Journal of Infusion Nursing:
doi: 10.1097/NAN.0b013e318198d497

Pharmacological Interventions to Treat Phlebitis: Systematic Review

Reis, Paula Elaine Diniz dos PhD, RN; de Campos Pereira Silveira, Renata Cristina PhD, RN; Vasques, Christiane Inocêncio RN; de Carvalho, Emilia Campos PhD, RN

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This study presents a systematic review for evaluating effective pharmacological actions for the treatment of phlebitis stemming from infusion therapy. The studies reviewed were categorized according to the type of therapeutic approach proposed by the author and by the level of evidence presented. The review found that topical nitroglycerin and notoginseny were more effective in the reduction of the inflammatory process when compared with other proposed alternatives. Nevertheless, the development of research related to possible alternatives for the treatment of phlebitis is important.

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