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2021 Dec 06

World J Clin Cases



Improving rehabilitation and quality of life after percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography drainage with a rapid rehabilitation model.


Xia L-L, Su T, Li Y, Mao J-F, Zhang Q-H, Liu Y-Y
World J Clin Cases. 2021 Dec 06; 9(34):10530-10539.
PMID: 35004984.


Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography drainage (PTCD) effectively treats biliary obstruction. However, patients must maintain the drainage tube after hospital discharge, which may interfere with daily life and work, potentially causing psychological distress. Postoperative rehabilitation is crucial, and strengthened nursing interventions can shorten recovery time.