English translation: Dauerkatheter ex. = indwelling catheter removed
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Trudy, is this a multitrauma patient? does the text include anything about an infection in the leg? Is there an indication why the patient is not allowed to put weight on the leg for 8 weeks (very unusual)? More information might help to solve the mystery
19:24 Aug 8, 2004
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Explanation: Urinary catheter removed - it's hopital slang at it's best
xxxDr.G.MD Local time: 07:31 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 717
The mystery is solved. I DID find a Dauerkatheter in the text. Thanks to everybody.
2 hrs confidence:
DT (drainage tube) ex.
Explanation: DK = Drainagekanüle. They must have inserted a drainage tube into a wound or injured joint to drain off discharges. That's very common procedure. They pull the tube as soon as the area is cleaned out.
Fantutti Local time: 22:31 Specializes in field PRO pts in category: 267