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Treatment for superficial infusion thrombophlebitis of the upper extremity | Cochrane

Superficial thrombophlebitis is an inflammatory condition of the veins just below the surface of the skin. The development of superficial thrombophlebitis frequently complicates the insertion of needles into the veins for catheters to give medication or fluids in hospitalised patients. The best treatment for these blood clots in the hands and arms remains unclear. While local treatment has the potential to improve the painful symptoms and patient discomfort, it may not prevent complications, including infection or the extension or transit of the clot into the deep vein system.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Replacing heparin with saline to prevent complications in long term central venous catheters in children | Cochrane

A central venous catheter (CVC) is a long, thin, flexible tube which is inserted into a large central vein. This enables access to the blood stream for people with serious medical conditions to receive medications and fluids, as well as the collection of blood specimens. Long term central venous catheters are used to access the blood system in children with complex medical conditions like cancer. To stop the catheter from becoming blocked it is usual to use heparin, a drug that prevents clots forming, to flush the catheter. However, some studies have shown that heparin is not necessary, and that normal saline (a sterile salt water solution) can be safely used instead. Heparin may be associated with complications, such as bleeding and infection, along with higher costs for health care providers. While the complications such as infections and occlusions are uncommon, practices vary around the world and there are many inconsistencies regarding the best flush solution to use to prevent complications in long term catheters.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Eyes-On Wearable Ultrasound and IR Glasses for Easy Venipuncture, Maybe Much More |

Evena Medical, a Roseville, CA firm, is releasing an ultrasound and near-infrared device for vein viewing that clinicians can simply wear like a pair of bu  
medgadget.com
almost 5 years ago
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Surgery for complete rectal prolapse in adults | Cochrane

Complete, or full-thickness rectal prolapse is when the lower part of the intestine (the rectum) becomes loose and telescopes out of the anus when straining. It should not be confused with haemorrhoids (or piles), which is when the veins around the anus swell up. Rectal prolapse is most common in older people, especially women, although its cause is unclear. Rectal prolapse can cause complications, such as pain, ulcers, bleeding and faecal incontinence (inability to control bowel movements). Surgery is a common treatment for repairing the prolapse.  
cochrane.org
almost 5 years ago
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Best Central Venous Catheter Location?

Which vein is associated with the fewest central venous catheter complications?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Analyze This Image: Pulmonary Vein Doppler Not in Vain

Can you spot what is unusual about the pulse-wave-Doppler signal in the right superior pulmonary vein?  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery does not increase deaths or bleeding, study shows

Taking aspirin before coronary artery surgery is not associated with an increased risk of death, bleeding, or thrombotic complications, a randomised trial1 has shown. The trial showed that there was no need for patients taking aspirin to stop before cardiac surgery.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Antibiotic-coated tubes 'could cut child infection rates' - BBC News

Fewer children would develop infections in intensive care if the plastic tubes used to deliver drugs straight into their veins were coated in antibiotics, a study in The Lancet suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Small Varicoceles Can Make a Big Difference in Sperm Quality

More than half of all enlarged veins in the scrotum are associated with a significant reduction in sperm concentration and quality, new research shows.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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High Intake of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Associated With Coronary Artery Calcium

"The cardiovascular hazards of carbonated beverage consumption are evident even in the subclinical stages of atherosclerosis," report the investigators.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Proposal: Redo Ablation for Paroxysmal AF, Symptoms or Not

Its ethics and "cost conscientiousness" were questioned. But advocates said if costs weren't an issue, they'd always do a second procedure for pulmonary-vein isolation a few months after a first one.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Anticoagulant Improves Outcome of Incidentally Detected Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis

Incidentally detected splanchnic vein thrombosis is best treated with anticoagulation, just as in clinically suspected splanchnic vein thrombosis, according to an analysis of the International Registry on Splanchnic Vein Thrombosis (IRSVT).  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Cardiac MRI May Offer One-Stop Imaging for PVI

Cardiac magnetic imaging could potentially reduce the number of preoperative tests and overall costs for patients referred for pulmonary-vein isolation.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago