Evaluation of the Predictive Validity of Thermography in Identifying Extravasation with Intravenous Chemotherapy Infusions

Yuko Matsui, Ryoko Murayama, Hidenori Tanabe, Makoto Oe, Yoshiharu Motoo, Takanori Wagatsuma, Michiko Michibuchi, Sachiko Kinoshita, Keiko Sakai, Chizuko Konya, Junko Sugama, Hiromi Sanada

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Abstract

Early detection of extravasation is important, but conventional methods of detection lack objectivity and reliability. This study evaluated the predictive validity of thermography for identifying extravasation during intravenous antineoplastic therapy. Of 257 patients who received chemotherapy through peripheral veins, extravasation was identified in 26. Thermography was performed every 15 to 30 minutes during the infusions. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value using thermography were 84.6%, 94.8%, 64.7%, and 98.2%, respectively. This study showed that thermography offers an accurate prediction of extravasation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-374
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Infusion Nursing
Volume40
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nursing(all)

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