ZEBRA MEDICAL is the exclusive distributor of the PleurX™ and Safe-T-centesis™ catheters from BD, USA, in South Africa.
The patient or caregiver can drain the effusion or ascites as often as needed. Pleurodesis is achieved in 46% ¹ of cases of malignant pleural effusions when treated with a PleurX™ drain. The quality of the patient’s life is improved by a decrease in hospital/HCP visits, decrease in once-off aspirations and increased comfort as the patient is able to drain more frequently.
ZEBRA MEDICAL also distributes the Safe-T-centesis™ kit which is a 6Fr pigtailed silicone drainage catheter that has an innovative “safe-T” spring loaded needle that prevents injury to any organs, by only “cutting” when in free space.
ZEBRA MEDICAL also distributes 600ml Prevac bottles and 4 litre drainage bags as accessories to these products.
 Putnam, J., Walsh, G. et al. Outpatient management of malignant pleural effusion by a chronic in-dwelling pleural catheter. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2000, 69:369–375.