Elastomeric pump for 5-FU administration

“Despite the failures that may have occurred, elastomeric pumps have revolutionized home chemotherapy delivery. They are considered reliable, consistent, easy to use and handle, and are well accepted in the population” Chefchaouni et al (2021).

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Paediatric OPAT failure rates

“In children presenting with acute infections to our paediatric ED who were deemed suitable by senior clinicians to be managed using OPAT with ceftriaxone, younger age (above 3 months) and the presence of systemic features were not independently associated with need for admission” Scally et al (2022).

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How to access arteriovenous fistula – Full Text

“Given the benefits of BH, this meta-analysis found that BH cannulation should be recommended as a routine procedure for hemodialysis but that hospitals and hemodialysis clinics should strengthen staff knowledge and skills of BH cannulation to reduce the risk of AVF infection” Wang et al (2022).

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Iodinated contrast media extravasation – Full Text

“Local radiology departments frequently have their own protocols for the initial management of extravasation injuries, but if the injury is considered more severe or results in soft tissue compromise, the plastic surgery department is often consulted” Thomas et al (2022).

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Kinesiophobia following insertion of PICC

“The medical staff needs to undertake targeted intervention measures to help minimize kinesiophobia after PICC insertion, allowing patients to perform scientifically correct functional exercises and attain physical recovery” Liuyue et al (2022).

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How to access arteriovenous fistula – Full Text

“Given the benefits of BH, this meta-analysis found that BH cannulation should be recommended as a routine procedure for hemodialysis but that hospitals and hemodialysis clinics should strengthen staff knowledge and skills of BH cannulation to reduce the risk of AVF infection” Wang et al (2022).

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Iodinated contrast media extravasation – Full Text

“Local radiology departments frequently have their own protocols for the initial management of extravasation injuries, but if the injury is considered more severe or results in soft tissue compromise, the plastic surgery department is often consulted” Thomas et al (2022).

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Kinesiophobia following insertion of PICC

“The medical staff needs to undertake targeted intervention measures to help minimize kinesiophobia after PICC insertion, allowing patients to perform scientifically correct functional exercises and attain physical recovery” Liuyue et al (2022).

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Research into CHG use in neonates

“We used zebrafish model to verify the effects of early-life exposure to CHG on the developing nervous system, highlighting its impact on oligodendrocyte development and myelination” Choi et al (2022).

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Femoral vein access complication

“Catheters may stray into the right ascending lumbar vein if they are placed through the right femoral vein. Frontal abdominal radiographs may be insufficient to confirm catheter placement” Ishihara et al (2022).

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