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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Albumin administration rate

“The intravascular persistence of albumin was longer, but the fluid kinetics was the same, when 20% albumin was infused over 30 min compared with 120 min. We found no disadvantages of administering the albumin at the higher rate” Zdolsek et al (2022).

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CHG IV lock solution

“Chlorhexidine (di)gluconate (CHG) is used as a disinfectant for central line insertion; however, the feasibility and efficacy of using CHG as a locking solution is unknown” Pook et al (2022).

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Blood sampling from peripheral IV

“Both blood sampling methods (PVC and direct venipuncture) can be used interchangeably for routine laboratory tests on days 1 and 2 after PVC insertion using 20G/22G PVC or infused PVC” Ben Shabat et al (2022).

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Vascular access team global outlook

“Using detailed perspectives, in this study, we explored the global VAT landscape, including challenges faced, clinical and clinico-economic impacts of VATs, with emphasis on underresearched facets of VAT initiation, data dissemination, and metrics or benchmarks for VAT success” Morrow et al (2022).

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Rehydration options for short bowel syndrome patients

“The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the historical and current use of ORSs and IVFs to maintain fluid balance and combat dehydration from SBS, describe the challenges patients and healthcare providers have been faced with, and provide recommendations for future research to overcome these barriers” Izzo et al (2022).

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Arm port tip variation review – Full Text

“The position of the TIVAP catheter tip tended to shift to the foot side when the vertical position changed to the decubitus position, with an average displacement of (-9.32 ± 9.36) mm, and the difference had statistical significance (P < 0.0001), while there were no significant differences in gender, age, height, weight, body mass index, and catheter tip position (P > 0.05)” Gong et al (2022).

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VINcat – CRBSI mortality reduction

“Mortality associated with CRBSI has fallen in recent years but remains high. Intervention programs should focus especially on ICUs and medical wards, where incidence and mortality rates are highest” Badia-Cebada et al (2022).

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Guide wire catheter exchange technique

“The novel extra-catheter guide wire technique was helpful for in situ exchange of dysfunctional tunneled central venous hemodialysis catheters, especially when the guide wire could not pass through the catheter lumen” Zhang et al (2022).

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