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Outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy service overview – Full Text

“Properly governed outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) services embed the principles of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) (including use of early oral therapy) and support admission avoidance and early discharge for a growing range of patient groups with complex infections through well-organized multidisciplinary team working” Seaton and Gilchrist (2024).

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Iatrogenic skin injuries in neonates – Full Text

“Diaper dermatitis, PCFRSIs, MDRPIs, and MARSIs were the four common types of iatrogenic skin injuries in newborns. The various types of iatrogenic skin injuries were influenced by varying factors. Specialized nursing measurements can reduce the likelihood of these injuries” Ji et al (2024).

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Integrated home dialysis model – Full Text

“In this review, we will examine the conceptual advantages and disadvantages of integrated home dialysis, present the evidence that underlies it, identify challenges that prevent its success and finally, propose solutions to increase its adoption” Desbiens et al (2024).

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PICC malposition into the azygos vein

“However, complications such as incorrect placement into the azygos vein can result in significant health issues. A thorough understanding of these aspects is crucial to enhance the safety and effectiveness of PICC procedures, thereby improving patient care outcomes” Luo et al (2024).

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Analysis of smart pump event logs – Full Text

“This study provides clinicians with insights into the specific types of infusion that warrant more intense observation or proactive management of intravenous access; additionally, it can offer valuable information regarding the average duration of uninterrupted infusions that can be expected in these care areas” Kia et al (2024).

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Incidence of PICC-associated thrombosis

“Incidence of PICC-associated thrombosis is low and apparently less prognostically aggressive than other forms of thrombosis associated with cancer, without identify predictive factors” Sánchez Cánovas et al (2024).

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Challenges of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy – Full Text

“Despite its benefits, OPAT has numerous challenges, including complications from medication administration devices, antimicrobial side effects, monitoring requirements, antimicrobial instability, patient non-adherence, patient OPAT rejection, and challenges related to OPAT team structure and administration, all of which impact its outcome” Wolie et al (2024).

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Vascular access device selection in children – Pediatric DAV-expert algorithm

“After a systematic review of the available evidence, the panel of the consensus (which included Italian experts with documented competence in this area) has provided structured recommendations answering 10 key questions regarding the choice of venous access both in emergency and in elective situations, both in the hospitalized and in the non-hospitalized child” After a systematic review of the available evidence, the panel of the consensus (which included Italian experts with documented competence in this area) has provided structured recommendations answering 10 key questions regarding the choice of venous access both in emergency and in elective situations, both in the hospitalized and in the non-hospitalized child” Pittiruti et al (2024).

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Meropenem degradation in infusion bags – Full Text

“In summary, this study indicated that for continuous infusion of meropenem, eight-hourly infusion bag changes improved PK/PD target attainment and might be beneficial particularly for high meropenem concentrations of saline infusion solutions and for plasma concentrations in close proximity to the MIC” Minichmayr and Friberg (2024).

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Combined intracavitary ECG and ultrasound for CVC placement – Full Text

“The combined use of ultrasound and intracavitary ECG localization in critically ill patients undergoing central venous catheterization can help increase the success rate of catheter placement, shorten the catheter placement duration, reduce the incidence of various catheter-related complications, and also reduce the length of stay and hospitalization expenses” Pan et al (2024).

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