“To provide an updated overview of randomized controlled trials (RCT) comparing the efficacy of taurolidine containing lock solutions (TL) to other lock solutions for the prevention of CVC-related bloodstream infections in all patients populations” van den Bosch et al (2021).
“These results indicate that there is a risk of bacterial contamination in the reuse of lightproof covers and that they should either be disposed off properly after usage or hand, finger disinfectants should be used while handling them to prevent any possible contamination” Hosomi et al (2021).
“This allows the development of a robust tailored care plan, which prolongs the life of a CVAD and in turn preserves venous access” Cole et al (2021).
“An in vitro model allows studies on the mechanisms by which the lock solutions exert their antimicrobial effects on catheter-associated biofilm, thus providing a better understanding of the management of devise-associated infections” Colombari et al (2021).
“We discuss different types of vancomycin-associated cutaneous drug reactions. We also review the literature regarding previous descriptions of this type of drug reaction, known as transient reactive phlebitis (TRP)” Azimi-Ghomi and Napier (2021).
“Administration of continuous infusion PIP/TAZ appears to be a viable mitigation strategy during small volume fluid shortages” Tschumper et al (2021).
“Considering the themes identified, an evidence-driven definition of DIVA is proposed: “when a clinician has two or more failed attempts at PIV access using traditional techniques, physical examination findings are suggestive of DIVA (e.g. no visible or palpable veins) or the patient has a stated or documented history of DIVA” Bahl et al (2021).
“At the current price, ethanol lock therapy is not cost-effective for CLABSI prevention in children with intestinal failure in the United States” Raghu et al (2021).
“AVA would like to give a special thanks to Adhezion Biomedical and Gus Gear, the sponsors of this special edition focusing on the care of pediatrics and neonates” AVA (2021).
“An infusion of 100 cc of 0,2% potassium chloride was accidental performed through a thoracic epidural catheter, inserted to perioperative analgesia, to a 66 years old man who was scheduled for right hemicolectomy, 48 h after surgery” Schwartzmann et al (2021).
“The guidelines specified when PIVI was justified (life-threatening emergency, need for an exclusive intravenous drug with no oral alternative, impossibility to administer oral medication, need to maintain an empty stomach) or unjustified (KVO, “just in case”, to collect a blood sample)” Noel et al (2021).
“The accuracy of the ECG characteristic map in guiding the location of the PICC tip is higher than that of the non-characteristic P wave, and it has more clinical significance in locating the best position of the PICC tip” Dong et al (2021).
“Teleflex Vascular Clinical and Medical Affairs present a webinar on the topic of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: Device Selection, Insertion, Use and Maintenance”