Vascular access device research output

“The reporting of VAD outcomes in published literature regarding cancer patients receiving treatment in Ireland is inconsistent and varied with no interventional studies addressing vascular access complications in cancer care” Clesham et al (2021).

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Ultrasound guided PICC placement

“We collected data of patients with attempted CVC placement in our hematology unit in 2012 (before introduction of USG and PICC) and 2018 (after introduction) and compared both periods” Utsu et al (2021).

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IM injection safety – Full Text

“The intramuscular vaccination technique without aspiration in the ventro-gluteal region is safe for adverse events following immunization compared to the conventional technique with aspiration” Silva et al (2021).

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Paired blood cultures in children with cancer

“We evaluated and described results for first episode of paired blood cultures from children with cancer who have a central venous line using retrospective databaseWe evaluated and described results for first episode of paired blood cultures from children with cancer who have a central venous line using retrospective database” Burcham et al (2021).

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Femorally inserted central catheter complication reduction

“We proposed a standardized protocol (S.I.F.: Safe Insertion of Femorally Inserted Central Catheters) consisting of seven strategies that should be part of vascular cannulation and should be adopted during the insertion of femoral venous catheters, aiming to minimize immediate, early and late insertion-related complications” Brescia et al (2021).

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Candida CRBSI risk factors

“Patients admitted in ICU were less likely to develop C. parapsilosis CRBSI while patients receiving TPN were more likely to have C. parapsilosis CRBSI when compared to the non-CRBSI group” Yamin et al (2021).

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Infusion flow rate research

“Regardless of the type of infusion solution or transfusion, the pressure-flow relationship in the catheter was nonlinear and not directly proportional. However, within the clinical pressure range (up to 450 mm Hg), the relationship between the flow rate and pressure in the entire infusion line was almost linear and proportional” Miyoshi et al (2021).

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CLABSI prevention education

“Statistical significance was found in all studies (except one) in terms of CLABSI reduction despite the large variation of the length or the type of the educational intervention” Foka et al (2021).

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Preventing infusion reactions

“In the overall population (N = 34) and an elderly subgroup (n = 21), IV cetirizine was as effective as IV diphenhydramine in preventing infusion reactions (primary outcome) and associated with less sedation at all time points, a shorter infusion center stay, and fewer treatment-related adverse events” Holmes et al (2021).

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Peripheral parenteral nutrition

“is a safe, effective way to deliver supplemental protein, energy, and micronutrients to malnourished patients and supports transition to other modes of nutrition care” Rubino et al (2021).

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Newborn PICC line

“To compare polyurethane and silicone peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in newborns regarding the success rates of insertion and duration and the reasons for nonelective removal” Gomes de Souza et al (2021).

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Sedation for CVC insertion

“For central venous access device procedures under monitored anesthesia care, remifentanil use in both infusion and bolus techniques could provide sufficient sedation and analgesia without serious adverse effects” Sagiroglu et al (2021).

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