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Temperature-responsive intravenous needle

“In mice, the needles had similar fluid-delivery performance and caused substantially less inflammation than commercial devices for intravenous access of similar size. We also show that an intravenous needle integrated with a thin-film temperature sensor can monitor core body temperature in mice and detect fluid leakage in porcine tissue ex vivo” Agno et al (2023).

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Refeeding syndrome in hospitalized adults

“RFS was common among hospitalized patients receiving PN. The amount of energy delivered on the first day of PN was independently associated with RFS, raising a concern regarding initiation of PN with higher energy” Apiromruck et al (2024).

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CVC colonization rate in patients with severe burns

“The CVC colonization rate in patients with severe burns and routine CVC changing was not high. Lengthening the CVC duration might be attempted in patients at a lower risk of catheter-related BSI although further prospective studies are necessary” Jeon et al (2024).

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Standardized hemodialysis-CRBSI definition – Full Text

“There was a substantial level of concordance in overall and service-level reporting of confirmed HD-CRBSI. A standardized endpoint definition of HD-CRBSI resulted in comparable hemodialysis catheter infection rates in Australian and New Zealand kidney services. Consistent endpoint definition could enable reliable benchmarking outside clinical trials without the need for independent clinical adjudication” Catiwa et al (2024).

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Fluid balance in patients with septic shock – Full Text

“Non-resuscitation fluids are major contributors to a positive fluid balance within the first 48 hours of resuscitation. A positive fluid balance in the first 24 and 48 hours seems to independently increase the risk of death, while higher amount of nutrition seems protective” de Souza et al (2024).

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Perioperative fluid management in colorectal surgery – Full Text

“The present review discusses restrictive perioperative fluid protocols within enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathways. Standardized definitions of a restrictive or liberal fluid regimen are lacking since they depend on conflicting evidence, institutional protocols, and personal preferences” Deslarzes et al (2024).

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Home parenteral nutrition in Italy – Full Text

“This study confirms the importance of setting up and maintaining structured registries to monitor and improve home parenteral nutrition care. Safety outcomes have improved over the years, most likely due to the underlying efficient nursing service” Guglielmi et al (2023).

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Neonatatal vascular access study

“Infiltration and extravasation were the most frequent cause of PIVC failure (12%; n = 35). A birth weight less than 1500 g was associated with a significant decrease in PIVC failure (hazard ratio 0.58; 95% CI 0.34-0.99)” McIntyre et al (2023).

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Outcomes of difficult PICC insertion

“PICC insertion was successful in both RI and DI patients. Of the analyzed parameters, the number of needle punctures was associated with DI, and complications during the 1-month follow-up were more frequently noted in the DI group” Lisova et al (2024).

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Infusion pump innovation

“Many Canadian healthcare institutions regularly undergo a comprehensive re-evaluation of infusion fleets, to modernize infusion delivery for patients across the country. Amid the availability of new technologies with evidence demonstrating their ability to elevate the current standards of care, this article argues for the need for healthcare systems to prepare for, and embrace, change when it comes to new technologies” Edwards (2024).

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Implantable port infection risk

“In many patients with port infection, the ports are removed because antibiotics are ineffective. We evaluated the risk factors associated with port removal due to port infection” Hara et al (2024).

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