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Utilization of Hydrophilic-Coated Catheters

What are the complication rates, utilization rates, and benefits of hydrophilic-coated urinary catheters?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Nasal cannula for breathing support in premature babies | Cochrane

Review question: In preterm infants, is the use of high flow nasal cannulae (HFNC) as effective as other non-invasive methods of respiratory support in preventing chronic lung injury and death?  
cochrane.org
over 3 years ago
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'Chilling' Data on Antibiotic-Resistant Infections in US

One in seven catheter- and surgery-related healthcare-associated infections is caused by six types of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in acute care hospitals.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Ultrasound vs CXR for Central Vascular Catheter Placement

This study compares the use of ultrasound vs chest x-ray for confirming correct CVC placements. How do they stack up?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Arrow Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Catheter Kits

The class I recall of specific lot numbers, of which hospitals were informed last month, was due to the potential for a hardware failure and consequent risk of bleeding.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Antibiotic-Impregnated Catheters and Risk for Infections in Kids

Antibiotic-impregnated central venous catheters may reduce the risk of pediatric bloodstream infections better than heparin-impregnated or standard central venous catheters, according to research from the United Kingdom.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Catheter Coating Detects Infections, Notifies Clinicians |

Urinary catheter infections are a notorious bane for clinicians taking care of patients with indwelling catheters. Those on long term management are forced  
medgadget.com
over 3 years ago
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A Nurse-Driven Process for Catheter-Associated UTI Reduction

Read about a nurse-driven, cost-effective process for reducing catheter-associated UTIs, and how it was successfully implemented in a community hospital.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Over 4M Beacon Tip Catheters Recalled for Polymer Degradation

Cook Medical recalled all lots of catheters with the Beacon Tip technology after an increase in reports of degradation of the polymer tip, which could lead to complications.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Complications of IPC Use and Their Management

Learn more about indwelling pleural catheter-related complications and find out how to best manage them.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Implications of the 3SITES Study for Nephrology

The 3SITES study evaluated the risk of catheter-related complications associated with insertion sites. What do nephrologists need to know?  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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AF Ablation at HRS: Two Stars Fade and One Shines

Three late-breaking clinical trials at the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 2016 Scientific Sessions on contact-force catheters, FIRM ablation, and reisolation of pulmonary veins may change AF ablation strategies. Dr Mandrola reviews.  
medscape.com
over 3 years ago
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Indwelling Pleural Catheter Safety in Chemotherapy Patients

An indwelling pleural catheter is commonly used in the management of malignant pleural effusion -- but is it safe for patients receiving concurrent chemotherapy?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Geriatrics Unit Reduces Catheter Use, Reports Fewer Deaths

A program to reduce the catheterization of patients was effective at cutting mortality rates.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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A Novel Combined-Catheter to Monitor Atrial Pressures

Is this new catheterization method a safe and accurate way to monitor atrial pressure in pediatric cardiac surgery patients?  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Sampling of Breast Implant-Associated Seroma in ALCL

The authors describe a new technique for fluid sampling in breast implant-associated seroma using a lipofilling cannula.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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National Program Decreases Catheter-Associated UTI Rates

A national collaborative program decreased catheter-associated urinary tract infection rates in hospitals by 14%, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
about 3 years ago
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Simple Education essential guide - Advances in Coronary Physiology March 2016

The Advances in Coronary Physiology is the most comprehensive 5* rated course series providing the core background content required to develop a comprehensive understanding of the rationale and underlying meaning of physiological measurements widely used in the catheter laboratory.   
simpleeducation.co
about 3 years ago