Blood culture incubation system review – Full Text

“We report the first clinical diagnostic study of this scale in a “real-world” setting with a crossover design, comparing two automatic blood culture incubators using samples from patients with a suspected diagnosis of bacteremia/sepsis, as opposed to spiked vials” Halperin et al (2022).

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3D printed intraosseous line placement trainer

“After a task trainer has been used to practice a procedure, such as intraosseous line placement, the tissue media, molds, and bones are reclaimable and may be reused to create a fresh task trainer, free of puncture sites and manipulation defects, for use in subsequent training sessions” Markin et al (2022).

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Blood culture incubation system review – Full Text

“We report the first clinical diagnostic study of this scale in a “real-world” setting with a crossover design, comparing two automatic blood culture incubators using samples from patients with a suspected diagnosis of bacteremia/sepsis, as opposed to spiked vials” Halperin et al (2022).

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3D printed intraosseous line placement trainer

“After a task trainer has been used to practice a procedure, such as intraosseous line placement, the tissue media, molds, and bones are reclaimable and may be reused to create a fresh task trainer, free of puncture sites and manipulation defects, for use in subsequent training sessions” Markin et al (2022).

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Detecting early extravasation

“Here, an ultrathin bioimpedance microsensor array that can be integrated on intravenous needles for early and sensitive detection of extravasation is reported” Lin et al (2022).

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Antibiotic resistance and CRBSI

“This study was designed to detect the prevalence of antibiotic and antiseptic resistance genes, mecA and qacA/B in coagulase negative Staphylococcus (CoNS) species isolated from intensive care unit patients with catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) or colonized central venous catheters (CVC)” Medis et al (2022).

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Bedside tunneled femoral CVC in infants

“We show that US-guided durable tunneled femoral central venous catheter (TF-CVC) insertion by an intensivist at the bedside is a technically feasible and safe prolonged central venous access option in critically ill, high-risk infants and neonates in the PCICU” Shostak et al (2022).

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Long peripheral cannula in COVID-19 patients

“The ultrasound-guided implantation of an 18G LPC in COVID19 patients, regardless of the state of their venous heritage, would seem to be an excellent strategy for these patients, reducing the number of venipunctures and CVC implantation, as well as allowing multiple and high pressure (contrast) infusions” Gilardi et al (2022).

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Retrieval of embolised fractured PICC

“Here, we describe a case of transcatheter retrieval of an embolised peripherally inserted central catheter line in the right ventricle extending to the left pulmonary artery in a preterm very low birth weight baby” Bishnoi et al (2022).

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Accidental dialysis catheter removal

“The present findings suggest that to prevent accidental removal, sufficient attention should be paid to delirium that occurs after admission as well to pre-existing dementia at the time of admission” Kojima et al (2022).

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