OPAT in people who inject drugs – Full Text

“PWID have a range of antimicrobial delivery options that can be tailored in a patient-centred manner and thus are not limited to prolonged hospital admissions to receive intravenous antimicrobials for invasive infections” Attwood et al (2022).

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OPAT and inpatient-bed cost savings – Full Text

“These patients also had a total of 312 days of outpatient antibiotic therapy, which was an average of 21 days per patient. The total cost, if patients were admitted for those days, assuming a night cost £400, was £124,800, which was on average £8,320 per patient” Kwok et al (2022).

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PICC line self care – Full Text

“It is more beneficial to promote patients’ self-nursing management ability, reduce anxiety, reduce the average cost of PICC pipeline maintenance, reduce the incidence of PICC-related complications, and enhance nursing satisfaction” Jiang et al (2022).

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Ideal tip location for dialysis catheters

“When utilising tunnelled CVCs with a step-tip design inserted via the right IJV, location of the catheter tip in the SVC is associated with reduced occurrence of catheter dysfunction as compared to either the CAJ or DRA” Soh et al (2022).

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Tunneled CVC associated hemorrhage

“This case demonstrates the risk of significant hemorrhage when a tunneled CVC is damaged at this location and the potential need for the urgent removal of the retained component to prevent recurrence of bleeding” Bogdan and Malavade (2022).

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Fluid challenge in children

“This study aimed to conduct pooled analyses to identify those who may be more likely to respond to fluid boluses as well as characterize clinical changes associated with fluid boluses” Loomba et al (2022).

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Central venous catheter malposition

“Clinically significant catheter malposition and pneumothorax after CVC insertion are low. In this study, replaced and non-replaced “malpositioned” catheters had similar catheter duration and rates of complications, challenging the current dogma of CVC malposition practice” Ablordeppey et al (2022).

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Catheter occlusion rates by CVC type

“We retrospectively compared risk factors for unplanned removal of two commonly used CVCs, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and tunneled CVCs, to propose which is the better device” Miyagishima et al (2022).

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Citrate IV catheter lock

“Studies showed that sodium citrate at concentrations from 23% to 47% is antibacterial, and a non-randomized clinical trial showed that its use as a lock solution in dialysis catheters greatly decreased the incidence of CRBSI” Ash (2022).

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OPAT in people who inject drugs – Full Text

“PWID have a range of antimicrobial delivery options that can be tailored in a patient-centred manner and thus are not limited to prolonged hospital admissions to receive intravenous antimicrobials for invasive infections” Attwood et al (2022).

Read More »

OPAT and inpatient-bed cost savings – Full Text

“These patients also had a total of 312 days of outpatient antibiotic therapy, which was an average of 21 days per patient. The total cost, if patients were admitted for those days, assuming a night cost £400, was £124,800, which was on average £8,320 per patient” Kwok et al (2022).

Read More »

PICC line self care – Full Text

“It is more beneficial to promote patients’ self-nursing management ability, reduce anxiety, reduce the average cost of PICC pipeline maintenance, reduce the incidence of PICC-related complications, and enhance nursing satisfaction” Jiang et al (2022).

Read More »

Ideal tip location for dialysis catheters

“When utilising tunnelled CVCs with a step-tip design inserted via the right IJV, location of the catheter tip in the SVC is associated with reduced occurrence of catheter dysfunction as compared to either the CAJ or DRA” Soh et al (2022).

Read More »

Tunneled CVC associated hemorrhage

“This case demonstrates the risk of significant hemorrhage when a tunneled CVC is damaged at this location and the potential need for the urgent removal of the retained component to prevent recurrence of bleeding” Bogdan and Malavade (2022).

Read More »

Fluid challenge in children

“This study aimed to conduct pooled analyses to identify those who may be more likely to respond to fluid boluses as well as characterize clinical changes associated with fluid boluses” Loomba et al (2022).

Read More »

Central venous catheter malposition

“Clinically significant catheter malposition and pneumothorax after CVC insertion are low. In this study, replaced and non-replaced “malpositioned” catheters had similar catheter duration and rates of complications, challenging the current dogma of CVC malposition practice” Ablordeppey et al (2022).

Read More »

Catheter occlusion rates by CVC type

“We retrospectively compared risk factors for unplanned removal of two commonly used CVCs, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and tunneled CVCs, to propose which is the better device” Miyagishima et al (2022).

Read More »

Citrate IV catheter lock

“Studies showed that sodium citrate at concentrations from 23% to 47% is antibacterial, and a non-randomized clinical trial showed that its use as a lock solution in dialysis catheters greatly decreased the incidence of CRBSI” Ash (2022).

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Antibiotic safety in ICU

“Critically ill patients who receive antimicrobial agents should be monitored for neurological, hematologic toxicities especially seizure, thrombocytopenia, and clostridioides infections” Shahbazi et al (2022).

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