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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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Long-term intravenous device narrative review

“Improving understanding of the phenomena leading to infectious and thrombotic complications, as well as better knowing the differences between intravenous devices and their respective indications, should lead to improvement of in-hospital and out-of-hospital care” Roche (2024)

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Health care staff awareness of peripheral IV catheters

“We conducted a prospective, multi-center, observational point prevalence study to assess awareness of PIV presence among clinicians caring for hospitalized patients in four hospitals between 05/2018 and 02/2019 located in Michigan, United States of America” Adzemovic et al (2024).

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Removal of fractured neonatal PICC

“An infant with a corrected gestational age of 38 weeks, weighing 3.1 kg, was referred to our pediatric surgical department because of a fractured peripherally inserted central venous catheter in the left lower limb with the end retracting into the deep venous system” Visschers et al (2024).

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Neonatal health care-associated infection prevention

“We examine specific QI opportunities and approaches to prevent HAIs caused by Staphylococcus aureus , multidrug-resistant gram-negative pathogens, Candida species, and respiratory viruses, and to prevent central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and surgical site infections” Brachio et al (2024).

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Weighted blanket to reduce anxiety in the oncology infusion department

“Patients reported reduced anxiety after using a weighted blanket and described weighted blankets as comforting and soothing. More than 90% of surveyed patients agreed or strongly agreed that the blanket was comfortable, not too heavy, and easy to put on, and did not interfere with nursing care or their own activities” Hermann et al (2024).

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EDTA lock solution in patients with intestinal failure

“In a compassionate use protocol for high-risk pediatric patients with intestinal failure, the use of 4% T-EDTA reduced composite catheter complications, including those leading to emergency department visits, hospital admissions, additional procedures, and mortality” Hirsch et al (2024).

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Echogenicity of peripheral venous catheters

“The echogenicity of a device is an essential component of successful ultrasound-guided peripheral venous catheter placement. Optimizing catheter intrinsic factors such as components of the cannula and length, and extrinsic factor like the insertion angle should be considered in their design and use to reduce puncture failure rates” Slosse et al (2024).

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Ultrasound guided arterial access for combat medics

“Microteaching may be an effective approach to train combat medics in obtaining ultrasound-guided percutaneous femoral artery access. The use of echogenic coatings on needles could be a valuable adjunct and provide advantage in obtaining vascular access” van de Voort et al (2024).

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Management of PICC fracture

“This case suggests that silicone-based PICCs are fragile and have a high risk of spontaneous dislocation. Therefore, they should be replaced with polyurethane-based PICCs” Zeng et al (2024).

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PICC-port tunneling procedure

“Our data suggest pseudo-tunnelling is a safe and effective technique for PICC-Ports insertion avoiding central venous catheterization, even in patient with small vein at the arms” Benvenuti et al (2024).

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Strategy for the removal of stuck implantable port

“The proposed stepwise interventional strategy successfully removed adherent port catheters, with good safety and high effectiveness. It appeared to reduce the incidence of catheter fracture during the removal of adherent totally implantable central venous access port catheters” Ding et al (2024).

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