“This study indicated that the delivery rate accuracy of elastomeric infusion pumps is preserved after repeated usage. These laboratory findings suggested that elastomeric pumps could be safely refilled in the successive days to provide postoperative analgesia” Mohseni and Ebneshahidi (2014).
“In this article, we review the incidence, risk factors, clinical manifestations, and options for preventing and treating contrast medium extravasation in soft tissues. Finally, we present the protocol we use to manage extravasation at our hospital” Pacheco Compaña et al (2014).
“Although many participants expressed confidence in their knowledge of line care, some were uncertain about what to do if the dressing became loose or wet, or how to recognize an infection. Patients seemed to be astute observers of their own care and offered insights into practice variation” Weingart et al (2014).
“The aim of this work is to show and emphasize the last updated recommendations collected in the 2011 Guidelines for the Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections to nursing staff” Casanova Vivas (2014).
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), previously known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy, is attracting more public attention in Japan which is likely a result of the recent upsurge in lawsuits filed against medical institutes. A recent court ruling over a case of injection-needlestick-injury induced CRPS has touched off serious debates among both medical practitioners and legal professionals” Hirata (2014).
“To improve neonatal care, future research on optimizing the content of PN and decreasing the incidence IFALD and CLASBIs is required” Calkins et al (2014).
We have recently shown that a catheter lock solution containing taurolidine dramatically decreases catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) in patients on home parenteral nutrition (HPN) when compared to heparin” Olthof et al (2014).
“A simpler definition, central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), is recommended for surveillance purposes. Because exclusion of all other infection sources is difficult, CRBSI cases may be overestimated by using the CLABSI definition” Chen et al (2014).
“The epidemiologic data of catheter related blood stream infections (CRBSI) is different in each type of Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The objectives were to identify microbiological patterns, risk factors and mortality analysis in the surgical intensive care unit (SICU)” Cheewinmethasiri et al (2014).
“These results demonstrate that the biofilm-forming capability of the skin microflora reduces the bactericidal efficiency of blood donor skin disinfectants” Taha et al (2014).
“We analyzed recalls of all blood products for 2010 and categorized the reason for the recall, the organizations producing the recalled products, and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) district in which the blood was collected” McCullough et al (2014).
“It can be used to administer the same treatments as intravenous infusion. It does, nonetheless, present some rare complications, such as acute leg ischemia by extravasation of epinephrine, as we report here” Maurin et al (2014).
“The purpose of this study was to compare the landmark-guided technique to the ultrasound-guided technique for internal jugular vein cannulation in cardiovascular surgery patients” Dolu et al (2014).
“The most important HAIs are those related to invasive devices: central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) as well as surgical site infections (SSI)” Al-Tawfiq and Tambyah (2014).
“We carried out a study with the aims of establishing the incidence of reported extravasation of vincristine administration to paediatric and adult patients in mini-bags; here we describe motivating factors and barriers faced by clinical staff. The secondary aim was to support the need for change and implementation of the international recommendations” Nurgat et al (2014).
“Phenytoin has been implicated as a serious cause of tissue necrosis on extravasation. It is a unique complication for the anesthetist and not much is quoted in anesthesia literature” Hasija et al (2014).
“We found that these catheter hubs were compatible, fully operational, and airtight with use of 3M Curos stopper caps after 6 months of use with 122 caps per catheter hub” Simon et al (2021).
“We have recently started to assess the intravascular position of the tip and the delivery of the infusion in the proximity of the cavo-atrial junction utilizing transthoracic/subxiphoid ultrasound with the ‘bubble test'” D’Arrigo et al (2021).
“Implementation of systems capitalizing on the ability of the electronic health record to constantly screen patients, paired with rapid response teams who can assess and approach sepsis with a standardized algorithm can significantly improve the recognition and management of patients with sepsis, and save lives” Cox and Voss (2021).
“We conducted a prospective, single-site, parallel, two-arm randomized controlled investigation with a primary outcome of catheter failure comparing securement with standard semi-permeable dressing and clear tape (SPD) to standard semipermeable dressing and clear tape with cyanoacrylate glue (SPD + CG)” Bahl et al (2021).
“The patient’s back pain was ultimately felt to be an adverse reaction to the multivitamin component of the infusion based on an elimination trial of the PN components” Swartz et al (2021).
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“Utilization of a large volume of isotonic saline may lead to hypervolemia, hypernatremia, hyperchloremia, metabolic acidosis, and hypokalemia. The use of balanced intravenous solutions has been advocated to avoid these complications” Tinawi (2021).
“Effect of virtual reality on pain during vascular access in children fear, there is significant heterogeneity between studies” Saliba et al (2021).
“LPCs reduce catheter failure and total catheters in children. They should be considered as the first-line device for peripheral access in any child receiving prolonged IVT” Qin et al (2021).