“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).
“The adhesive containing CHG was associated with a sustained antimicrobial effect that was not present in the control. Incorporating the antimicrobial into the adhesive layer confers upon it bactericidal properties in marked contrast to the non-antimicrobial adhesive, which contributed to bacterial proliferation when the wear time was ≥4 days.” Carty et al (2014).
“Use of the Tego connector may reduce the risk of CRBSI and result in lower utilization of thrombolytics, antibiotics, and ESAs, as well as fewer missed dialysis treatments” Brunelli et al (2014).
“In a literature search, we identified 5,759 patients treated with IO catheters. The overall complication rate was 2.1%. In this article, we discuss the literature on IO catheter complications and report 2 cases of orthopedic management of IO catheter complications” Barlow and Kuhn (2014).
“Blood transfusion through an indwelling CVC may lead to septic reaction owing to subclinical microbial colonization. This risk should be considered before transfusion and during investigation of transfusion reactions” Ricci et al (2014).