CareFusion offers a comprehensive portfolio of products to manage the symptoms associated with recurrent pleural effusions and ascites with minimally invasive techniques. From products for acute and diagnostic drainage, such as our Safe-T-Centesis® device, to our chronic drainage solutions including our Denver® shunts and PleurX® catheter system, we provide a continuum of drainage options dedicated to improving patients' lives.

PleurX® Drainage System

The PleurX drainage system features a tunneled catheter and easy-to-use vacuum bottles that allow patients or their caregivers to quickly and effectively drain effusions and ascitic fluid in the comfort of their own homes.


CareFusion offers the Safe-T-Centesis® catheter drainage system as well as a standard thoracentesis/paracentesis device.

Denver® Shunts

Peritoneovenous shunting with the exclusive Denver shunt, available only from CareFusion, helps patients retain nutrient rich fluid associated with chronic ascites, giving them the potential for improved quality of life.