“Therefore, the aim is to identify the top 3 most important outcome indicators according to patients’ perspectives and the differences between several centers, HPN regimen, and HPN experience” Dreesen et al (2014).
“The intent of this document is to highlight practical recommendations in a concise format designed to assist acute care hospitals in implementing and prioritizing their central line–associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) prevention efforts” Marschall et al (2014).
“This study did not show significant beneficial effects of photoprotection. Since the decreased rate of BPD/death found with all-in-one PN relates to a center-dependent variable, this warrants further investigation” Laborie et al (2014).
“This retrospective study was unable to identify any benefit of adjunctive ALT in pediatric oncology patients with CRBSI. The available evidence does not support routine ALT use, and well-conducted prospective studies are needed” Wolf et al (2014).
“To examine the cost-effectiveness of pre- and postexposure approaches for ensuring hepatitis B protection among previously vaccinated healthcare personnel (HCP)” Hoerger et al (2014).
“Survey results indicate nationwide differences in catheter site selection, educational strategies, dressing strategies, delegation of dressing changes, and volumes of flushing and locking solutions used to manage catheter patency. Variability in practice coincides with gaps in the evidence identified in practice recommendations” Keeler (2014).
“The objective of this study was to determine the types of vascular access used by patients initiating hemodialysis after a failed renal transplant” Chan et al (2014).
“Midlines are mainly used for patients not receiving vesicant drugs, and are generally inserted without radiological guidance. They are believed to be safe, but we present the first ever-documented oxaliplatin extravasation injury from a midline catheter” masters et al (2014).
“There is no strong evidence for preventing or treating infusion phlebitis with external application of Aloe vera” Zheng et al (2014).
“Frequent hemodialysis (HD) may be associated with an increased risk of vascular access complications. Studies addressing vascular access outcomes in frequent HD show conflicting results” Cornelis et al (2014).
Dialysis surveillance scheme is associated with reductions in blood stream infection and antimicrobial consumption
“Embedding dialysis surveillance scheme is associated with reductions in blood stream infection and antimicrobial consumption” Badawy et al (2014).
“We hypothesized that plasma immunoglobulins against flagellin (FLiC) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS) would be able to differentiate CLABSIs from nonbacterial febrile episodes and that levels would increase with infection and decline following appropriate antibiotic treatment” Galloway et al (2014).
“A multipronged approach blending both the adaptive and technical aspects of care including front line engagement, education, execution of best practices, and evaluation of both process and outcome measures may provide an effective strategy for reducing CLABSI rates outside the ICU” Dumyati et al (2014).
“Those hazards can be minimized when the pharmacist thoroughly understands and complies with current standard operating procedures for preparing intravenous compounded sterile preparations and the healthcare giver uses a needle-free system for drug reconstitution and administration” Marks (2014).