Ambulatory infusion pumps for intra hepatic arterial chemotherapy
Warren HW., Anderson JH., O'Gorman P., Kerr DJ., Cooke TG., McArdle CS.
We have evaluated an ambulatory infusion pump for the administration of intra-arterial chemotherapy in 15 patients with multiple colorectal hepatic metastases. 193 pulses were given over a 12 month period. Minor complications occurred on nine occasions and only one major complication was encountered. Out-patient treatment has saved the hospital over Σ45,000 whilst maintaining the patients quality of life.