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Meropenem pharmacokinetics in sepsis

“A prospective single-center study assessed whether fluid retention alters meropenem pharmacokinetics and the achievement of the pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) targets for efficacy” Pařízková et al (2021).

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CLABSI antibiotic treatment duration

“Recent data suggest that administration of appropriate antibiotic therapy for 7 days or less may be as well tolerated and effective as longer courses in episodes of GNB-CRBSI, once the CVC has been removed” Ruiz-Ruigómez and Aguado (2021).

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OPAT patient flow improvement – Full Text

“The use of continuous quality improvement techniques in the OPAT unit can result in substantial and appropriate changes in the process of patient flow, leading to measurable and significant reductions in the variability of care, and optimisation of service” Khan et al (2021).

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Routine CVC replacement

“There is clear guidance for indications and maintenance of central venous catheters, but there is no clear guidance on how long a central venous catheter should remain in situ” Morzaria and Carle (2021).

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MRSA CLABSI risk

“MRSA carriers and older patients were at higher risks of CVC infection than MSSA bacteremia patients” Ishikawa and Furukawa (2021).

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Neonatal tunnelled CVC

“Tunnelled central venous catheters using non-cuffed peripherally inserted central catheters in infants is a safe technique with excellent success rate and minimal complications rates” Nourzaie et al (2021).

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CVC site choice

“Individual preference and institutional routine dominate the traditional CVC choice; however, it is lack of high-level evidence” Gu et al (2021).

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Intraosseous access complications

“Our review identified a complication rate of 2.7%, with complications including compartment syndrome, needle breakage, and a previously unreported cutaneous complication of traumatic bullae” Konopka et al (2021).

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Venipuncture and virtual reality

“Given the high participation rate, future studies to evaluate the efficacy of VR are recommended to determine whether an off-the-shelf VR headset can be a low-cost and low-risk tool to improve children’s coping during venipuncture or other related procedures” Canares et al (2021).

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