“Non-availability of recommended test results to treating physicians for patients on OPAT is associated with increased readmissions during OPAT” Huck et al (2014).
“This work has shown how prospective data collection in the OPAT setting can yield valuable insights into the effectiveness and safety of the management of many conditions, such as osteoarticular infection and endocarditis, in a diverse range of populations and increasingly from different countries” MacKenzie et al (2014).
“This retrospective cohort study found a low incidence of VTE in OPAT patients, and does not support routine application of inpatient VTE prophylaxis algorithms to patients treated for infection in the community” Barr et al (2014).
“Patients prescribed OPAT are at risk for readmission. A subgroup of patients at especially high risk can be identified using easily obtainable clinical characteristics at the time of hospital discharge” Allison et al (2014).
“Patients receiving daptomycin at home have 60% fewer antimicrobial adverse events and require 80% fewer antimicrobial interventions than similar patients receiving vancomycin” Shrestha et al (2014).
“At our university-affiliated county teaching hospital with mandatory Infectious Diseases (ID) approval for all OPATcourses, we looked at clinical outcomes and cost savings of patients denied OPAT” Conant et al (2014).
“We report successful use of ertapenem delivered in a hospital-based OPAT unit for TRUSPBx prophylaxis” Shakil et al (2014).
“We conducted a retrospective cohort study of adult patients who received outpatient ertapenem therapy at our center between 2010 and 2013” Qureshi et al (2014).
“No significant relationship was found between RNs’ perceptions of SIP and error reduction, but data retrieved from the pumps revealed 93 manipulations of the pumps, of which error reduction was captured 65 times” Mason et al (2014).
“It is important to identify the high risk factors for nosocomial infections in extremely premature infants. To shorten time for mechanical ventilation, central venous catheterization and hospitalization days would be conducive to reducing the morbidity of nosocomial infection” Jiang et al (2014).
“In intubated patients, the use of topical polymyxin/tobramycin/amphotericin B plus mupirocin/chlorhexidine was associated with the reduction of all-cause ICU-acquired infections” Camus et al (2014).
“Use of alternative IV fat emulsions in parenteral nutrition, particularly olive and fish oil, was associated with improved clinical outcomes” Edmunds et al (2014).
“The purpose of this randomized, prospective study was to determine whether the accelerated Seldinger technique (AST) offers significant safety advantages over the modified Seldinger technique (MST) for peripherally inserted central catheter insertion” Caparas et al (2014).
“The objective was to survey practicing emergency physicians (EPs) across the United States regarding the frequency of using ultrasound (US) guidance in central venous catheter (CVC) placement and, secondarily, to determine factors associated with the use or barriers to the use of US guidance” Buchanan et al (2014).