venipuncture

Do venepuncture procedures induce cortisol responses?

“Venepuncture procedures are frequently employed to continuously monitor humoral stress markers. As such procedures are conceived as “potent psychological and physiological stressors”, there is a need to determine whether venepuncture procedures themselves elicit cortisol responses and if so, how to deal with them appropriately” Weckesser et al (2014).

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neonatal infection

Measurement of flow rate variability in neonatal IV therapy

“Caregivers should be aware of these findings, and optimise the delivery of IV substances by making use of check valves with low opening pressures and by minimising compliance and volume of the IV-administration set. Furthermore, changes in the relative height between pumps and catheter tip should be minimized” van der Eijk et al (2014).

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Flow rate accuracy of refilled elastomeric infusion pumps

“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).

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venipuncture

Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) associated with needle procedures

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).

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Home hemodialysis for older people

“The development of an assisted HHD care delivery model and advancement of telehealth and technology in provision of HHD care may increase accessibility of HHD services for older patients” Wu et al (2021).

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Predicting CRBSI in hemodialysis patients

“Prolonged catheter duration, low serum albumin, and high mean platelet volume independently predict the development of CRBSI in patients undergoing hemodialysis for acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease” Demirci et al (2021).

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Inadvertent arterial puncture during CVC placement – Full Text

” Utilization of real-time ultrasound guidance via the subclavian approach could have allowed for direct visualization of needle insertion to the anatomical structures, guidewire location, and directionality, all of which can lead to decreased complications and improved cannulation success compared with the landmark technique” Alon (2021).

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Virtual reality during venipuncture

“Longer procedure times associated with VR use during venipunctures (4-6 minutes on average) may be attributed to pauses to troubleshoot VR games not tailored for medical procedures” Canares et al (2021).

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Breast cancer and PICC placement

“The aim of this retrospective study was to determine the risk for development of BCRL in ipsilateral arm IV placement compared to contralateral arm IV placement to prior breast cancer surgery” Naranjo et al (2021).

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