“The SARS-CoV-2-specific IgG antibodies passively transferred by the transfused plasma might neutralize viral particles and activate the complement system, thus promoting viral elimination” Langhi et al (2020).
“This document prepared and endorsed by the Working Party on Global Blood Safety of the International Society of Blood Transfusion presents elements, as of April 2020, to take into consideration in the preparation and transfusion of COVID-19 convalescent plasma” Epstein and Burnouf (2020).
“We identified symptom burden, management, response to treatment, and outcomes for a case series of 101 in-patients with confirmed COVID-19 referred to hospital palliative care” Lovell et al (2020).
“Preparation of drugs for resuscitation when wearing personal protective equipment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic may pose many problems” Ludwin et al (2020).
“When adhering to best practices, this study demonstrated that concerns related to peripherally inserted central catheters and deep vein thrombosis risk are minimized”
“We conclude that the use of a securAcath fixation device in central venous access devices is an effective method of securement” Fitzsimons et al (2020).
“Information on osmolality, pH, pKa and the buffering capacity of drugs is given in relation to extravasation, which is summarised in a practical crash card that can be used in clinical practice” Smolders et al (2020).
“The purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of distraction cards and a kaleidoscope in reducing pain during phlebotomy procedures among children” Semerci and Akgün Kostak (2020).
“Our results confirmed the analytical stability of CaLev in NaCl 0.9%, glucose 5% and water for injection at concentrations used in clinical practice at our institute” Sanogo et al (2020).
“The 2020 COVID pandemic has forced everyone to update the usual medical procedures and adapt them to a new situation characterized by a high risk of contamination of the health operator” Scoppettuolo et al (2020).
“Existing skill proficiency was maintained despite wearing PPE and there was no advantage with the addition of adjuncts such as video-assisted laryngoscopy and ultrasound-guided intravenous cannulation” Sule et al (2020).
“A larger intravenous tubing volume requires a larger separator fluid volume. However, the ratio of separator fluid volume to the tubing’s volume decreases as the tubing volume increases” Doesburg et al (2020).
“To describe worldwide characteristics, performance and risk factors of peripheral intravenous catheters (PIVCs), in pediatrics” Ullman et al (2020).
“The study was conducted as a randomized controlled trial in order to determine the effects of acupressure on acute pain during venipuncture in children” Koç Özkan and Balci (2020).
“Thus, when treating suspicious or confirmed cases of sepsis, clinicians must initiate broad-spectrum antimicrobials within the first hour of diagnosis” Martínez et al (2020).
“Evaluate technical aspects and outcomes of insertion/maintenance of hemodialysis (HD) central venous catheter (CVC) during infancy” Ma et al (2020).
“This review focuses on the epidemiology, risk factors, prevention, and treatment for CVC-related VTE in children” Jaffray and Goldenberg (2020).
“To reduce PICC-related BSIs and their related mortality, it is important to limit the overuse of PICCs and to implement a ‘no PICC’ policy by limiting the insertion of PICCs to situations without other available options” Durand et al (2020).
“To evaluate the effectiveness of topical interventions in the prevention or treatment of intravenous therapy-related phlebitis” Goulart et al (2020).
“Changes were visualized by ultrasound in the absence of physical exam findings. Venous luminal narrowing, wall thickening, and thrombosis may explain PIV failure” Goel et al (2020).
“This article outlines the factors that can cause pain for adult patients requiring a PIVC and recommends that the use of local anaesthetics be more widely considered when inserting a cannula” Welyczko (2020).
“After a vascular access device has been inserted, catheter securement is one of the most important aspects of care and maintenance” Barton (2020).
“However, a subset of patients with multiple CVC infections require education with an emphasis on preventive techniques in order to reduce the incidence of infection” Saqui et al (2020).
“It has previously been reported that venous cannulation-induced pain (VCP) can be used to predict postoperative pain after laparoscopic cholecystectomy within 90 mins in the recovery room” Peng et al (2020).
“This case highlights the very rare complication of complete vascular adherence of the terminal catheter tip and extended port intracorporeal time as a risk factor for adhesion” Mehra et al (2020).
“The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the use of the Buzzy® on pain and anxiety in children during peripheral cannula application” Yılmaz et al (2020).
“These findings stress the importance of sterile procedures and the benefits of using peripheral over central venous access for reducing the risk of bacterial contamination in ECP” Palmer et al (2020).
“Blood sampling by venipuncture resulted in statistically significant higher concentrations of MN, NMN and epinephrine compared to sampling by means of an indwelling cannula” Eijkelenkamp et al (2020).
“The extravasation by massive transfused blood results in the elevation of intra-compartmental pressures” Park and Kim (2020).
“Where clinically indicated, peripheral vascular catheters can be used for a long time, and this is aided by decision-making tools such as the visual infusion phlebitis score and care bundles” Poovelikunnel et al (2020).