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Midline Catheters - a good alternative device?

Anaesth Crit Care Pain Med 2021 May 7:100885. Epub 2021 May 7.

Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Queensland, Australia; Herston Infectious Diseases Institute (HEiDI), Metro North Hospitals and Health Service, Queensland, Australia; School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, University of Queensland, Australia; School of Nursing and Midwifery, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Australia.

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The impact of variations in care and complications within a colorectal enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) program on length of stay.

Ann Coloproctol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Discipline of Surgery, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Purpose: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) has become standard of care in colorectal surgery. However, there is not a universally accepted colorectal ERAS protocol and significant variations in care exist between institutions. The aim of this study was to examine the impact of variations in ERAS interventions and complications on length of stay. Read More

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Back pain associated with centrally administered parenteral nutrition.

Nutr Clin Pract 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Nutrition Services Department, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.

Parenteral nutrition (PN) is well recognized for its ability to provide nutrition to patients without the ability to digest enterally; however, PN must also be seen as a medication with associated adverse drug events similar to any other pharmacological agent that is administered to patients. Here we present a case report of localized lower back pain with central PN infusion. The initial areas of concern were the intravenous lipid emulsion, peripherally inserted central catheter placement, osmolarity of the formula, and the additives. Read More

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Intravenous infusion of glucose improved farrowing performance of hyperprolific crossbred sows.

J Anim Sci 2021 May;99(5)

Department of Animal Science, Aarhus University, Foulum, DK-8830 Tjele, Denmark.

The sow at parturition is challenged with respect to energy status due to increases in energetic expenses associated with 1) nest building 2) uterine contractions, and 3) colostrum production. A previous study indicated that sows were depleted of glucogenic energy around farrowing. The aim was to investigate whether intravenous infusion of glucose from observed nest-building behavior to 24 h postpartum affected the farrowing kinetics and colostrum production in sows. Read More

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Training Program for Ultrasound-Guided Intravenous Catheter Insertion.

Mil Med 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune, Uniformed Services University, Camp Lejeune, NC 28547, USA.

Introduction: Ultrasound guidance is now widely available in military treatment facilities and civilian hospitals alike, both in the USA and in forward-deployed military environments. Technical mastery of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (USGPIV) catheter insertion can be easily achieved through a short training course. Mastery can be achieved even when trainees have a limited medical background before course attendance. Read More

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Optimizing the Effectiveness of Short Peripheral Catheters.

Carrie Kollar

J Infus Nurs 2021 May-Jun 01;44(3):163-175

Mercy Washington Hospital, Washington, Missouri; Midwest Nursing and Vascular Services LLC, Salem, Illinois.

Hospitalized adult patients often require more than 1 short peripheral catheter (SPC) to complete the prescribed intravenous (IV) therapy attributed to catheter failure and the practice of routinely replacing SPCs. The purpose of this quality improvement project was to increase the number of SPCs that dwell for the complete duration of the IV therapy in hospitalized adult patients using a bundled approach. Implementation of an engineered securement device (ESD), education pertaining to modifiable risk factors, and changing the practice to removal on clinical indication were methods used to reduce the number of SPC insertions and catheter failures. Read More

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The effects of strain and estrous cycle on heroin- and sugar-maintained responding in female rats.

Behav Brain Res 2021 Apr 29;409:113329. Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Psychology, Davidson College, Davidson, NC 28035, USA. Electronic address:

Heroin intake decreases during the proestrus phase of the estrous cycle in female, Long-Evans rats. The purpose of this study was to (1) determine if proestrus-associated decreases in heroin intake extend across rat strains and (2) determine if proestrus-associated decreases in responding extend to a nondrug reinforcer. Female rats were implanted with intravenous catheters and trained to self-administer heroin. Read More

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Predictive factors for anxiety during blood sampling and insertion of peripheral intravenous catheters in paediatric patients in Spain.

J Pediatr Nurs 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

UPNA (University of Navarra), Pamplona, Navarra, Spain. Electronic address:

Introduction: Invasive procedures for diagnosis purposes such as venepuncture and peripheral venous catheter insertion are painful procedures that cause great stress for paediatric patients. The objective of this study is to find out the factors that have an impact on the level of anxiety experienced by children undertaken these procedures.

Design And Methods: Prospective study, 359 children between 2 and 15 years old were included, treated in a tertiary reference hospital in the region of Navarra (Spain). Read More

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Examining the effect of simulation-based learning on intravenous therapy administration' knowledge, performance, and clinical assessment skills of first-year nursing students.

Nurse Educ Today 2021 Apr 24;102:104924. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Izmir Katip Celebi University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Izmir, Turkey; Ege University Faculty of Nursing, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey.

Background: Most nurses at some point of, or throughout, their career will be involved in infusion care. Therefore, it is important to provide a realistic learning environment to nursing students regarding how to safely practice intravenous (IV) therapy administration.

Objectives: The aim of this study was examining the effect of simulation-based learning on IV therapy administration knowledge, performance and clinical assessment skills of first-year nursing students. Read More

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Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access in chronic kidney disease patients.

J Vasc Access 2021 Apr 30:11297298211012212. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Department of Emergency Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA.

Objective: Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (USPIV) catheters are being placed in emergency department (ED) patients with increasing frequency. USPIV catheters have been shown to improve the success rates of cannulation. It is unknown what the long-term effect of USPIV placement will be on fistula creation in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients considering these ultrasound-guided peripheral lines often target the same deeper vessels used for fistulas. Read More

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Long-Term Results of a Standard Algorithm for Intravenous Port Implantation.

J Pers Med 2021 Apr 24;11(5). Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Department of Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Division, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou 333423, Taiwan.

Intravenous ports serve as vascular access and are indispensable in cancer treatment. Most studies are not based on a systematic and standardized approach. Hence, the aim of this study was to demonstrate long-term results of port implantation following a standard algorithm. Read More

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Mechanical Thrombectomy in Stroke. Experience from Switching from Stent Retriever Only to Stent Retriever Combined with Aspiration Catheter.

J Clin Med 2021 Apr 21;10(9). Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Ludwik Rydygier Collegium Medicum, Ujejskiego 75 Street, 85-168 Bydgoszcz, Poland.

Endovascular treatment is a rapidly evolving technique; therefore, there is a constant need to evaluate this method and its modifications. This paper discusses a single-center experience and the results of switching from the stent retriever only (SO) mechanical thrombectomy (MT) to the combined approach (CA), with a stent retriever and aspiration catheters.

Methods: The study involved a retrospective analysis of 70 patients undergoing MT with the use of either SO or CA. Read More

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Effects of a Clinically Indicated Peripheral Intravenous Replacement on Indwelling Time and Complications of Peripheral Intravenous Catheters in Pediatric Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2021 Apr 5;18(7). Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taoyuan 333, Taiwan.

Peripheral intravenous catheters (PVCs) are common treatment modalities for pediatric patients, and may cause infection, infiltration, occlusion, and phlebitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of a clinically indicated peripheral intravenous replacement (CIPIR) on PVC indwelling time and complication rates in pediatric patients. This study used a randomized, pre- and post-repeated measures design. Read More

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Association of reperfusion success and emboli in new territories with long term mortality after mechanical thrombectomy.

J Neurointerv Surg 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.

Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Neuroradiology, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, and University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Background: The degree of reperfusion is the most important modifiable predictor of 3 month functional outcome and mortality in ischemic stroke patients treated with mechanical thrombectomy. Whether the beneficial effect of reperfusion also leads to a reduction in long term mortality is unknown.

Methods: Patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy between January 2010 and December 2018 were included. Read More

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Evaluation of skin cancer resection guide using hyper-realistic in-vitro phantom fabricated by 3D printing.

Sci Rep 2021 Apr 26;11(1):8935. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Department of Convergence Medicine, Asan Medical Institute of Convergence Science and Technology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 88 Olympic-Ro 43-Gil Songpa-Gu, Seoul, South Korea.

Skin cancer usually occurs in the facial area relatively exposed to sunlight. Medical imaging can confirm the invasiveness and metastasis of skin cancer, which is used to establish a surgical plan. However, there is no method of directly marking this information on the patient's skin in the operating room. Read More

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Assisted Fluid Management Software Guidance for Intraoperative Fluid Administration.

Anesthesiology 2021 Apr 26. Epub 2021 Apr 26.

Background: Excessive or inadequate fluid administration causes complications, but despite this, fluid administration during noncardiac surgery is highly variable. Goal-directed management helps optimize the amount and timing of fluid administration; however, implementation is difficult because algorithms are complex. The authors therefore tested the performance of the Acumen Assisted Fluid Management software (Edwards Lifesciences, USA), which is designed to guide optimal intravenous fluid administration during surgery. Read More

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A Curious Case of MRSA Bacteremia and Septic Pulmonary Embolism Secondary to Peripheral Venous Catheter.

Case Rep Crit Care 2021 9;2021:5544505. Epub 2021 Apr 9.

Staten Island University Hospital, Staten Island, NY 10305, USA.

Background: Central venous catheters (CVCs) have been frequently associated with septic thrombophlebitis, bacteremia, and septic emboli. Right-sided infective endocarditis is seen concurrently in patients with septic pulmonary emboli. A case of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteremia and septic pulmonary emboli secondary to infected peripheral venous catheter (PVC) is reported. Read More

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A Rabbit Model for Prolonged Continuous Intravenous Infusion Via a Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter.

Front Pharmacol 2021 8;12:637792. Epub 2021 Apr 8.

Department of Biotechnology, Israel Institute for Biological Research, Ness Ziona, Israel.

Medical treatment may require the continuous intravenous (IV) infusion of drugs to sustain the therapeutic blood concentration and to minimize dosing errors. Animal disease models that ultimately mimic the intended use of new potential drugs via a continuous IV infusion in unrestrained, free roaming animals are required. While peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) and other central line techniques for prolonged IV infusion of drugs are prevalent in the clinic, continuous IV infusion methods in an animal model are challenging and limited. Read More

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A survey of acute pain service in Canadian teaching hospitals.

Braz J Anesthesiol 2021 Mar-Apr;71(2):116-122. Epub 2021 Feb 3.

Western University, London Health Science Centre, University Hospital, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Complex Pain Management Program, London, Canada.

Background: The first national survey to ascertain the prevalence, structure, and functioning of the APS in Canadian university affiliated hospitals was conducted in 1991. This is a follow-up survey to assess the current status of the APS in Canada.

Methods: We requested completion of a 26-question survey from lead personnel of the APS teams or Anesthesia departments of Canadian teaching hospitals. Read More

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February 2021

Swellable catheters based on a dynamic expanding inner diameter.

J Mater Sci Mater Med 2021 Apr 23;32(5):51. Epub 2021 Apr 23.

Department of Material Science & Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.

Intravenous (IV) fluid administration is critical for all patients undergoing care in a hospital setting. In-patient hospital practice, surgeries, and emergency care require functional IVs for fluid replacement and medication administration. Proper placement of IVs is vital to providing medical services. Read More

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Systematic Early Urinary Catheter Removal Integrated in the Full Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocol After Laparoscopic Mid to Lower Rectal Cancer Excision: A Feasibility Study.

Ann Coloproctol 2021 Apr 22. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Department of Digestive Surgical Oncology, Institut Paoli Calmettes, Marseille, France.

Purpose: Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) programs advocate early urinary catheter removal after rectal cancer surgery; however, the optimal duration remains unclear. This study assessed the feasibility of the early urinary catheter removal protocol after rectal cancer surgery within an ERAS pathway and identified predictive factors for failure of this strategy.

Methods: Between March 2017 and October 2018, all unselected and consecutive patients who underwent rectal cancer resection and benefited from our ERAS program were included. Read More

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Rare case of endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis associated with emphysematous prostatitis in a patient with diabetes, cirrhosis and COVID-19.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 Apr 21;14(4). Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Internal Medicine, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey, USA.

A 35-year-old Hispanic man presented with fever, chills, dysuria, diarrhoea, scleral icterus, tachycardia and tachypnea. He was found to be COVID-19 positive, CT of the pelvis revealed prostatic abscess, and urine culture grew Additionally, he was found to have diabetes and cirrhosis. During treatment, the patient developed vision loss, and was diagnosed with endogenous Klebsiella endophthalmitis. Read More

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Vascular access care in patients with multimorbidity.

Br J Nurs 2021 Apr;30(8):S26-S35

General Directorate of the Basque Health Service, Osakideza, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Araba, Spain.

Background: More than half of patients with multimorbidity require intravenous therapy during their hospital stay. The aims of this study are to describe difficult intravenous access (DIVA) and vascular access care provided to this patient population and to explore the differences between easy and DIVA groups.

Methods: A cohort study was conducted in patients with multimorbidity admitted to 2 hospitals between March and November 2013. Read More

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Evaluation of early postoperative intravenous opioid rescue as a novel quality measure in patients who receive thoracic epidural analgesia: a retrospective cohort analysis and prospective performance improvement intervention.

BMC Anesthesiol 2021 Apr 19;21(1):120. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA, 02215, USA.

Background: In this study, we explored the utility of intravenous opioid rescue analgesia in the post anesthesia care unit (PACU-OpResc) as a single marker of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) failure and evaluated the resource implications and quality improvement applications of this measure.

Methods: We performed a retrospective analysis of all TEA placements over a three-year period at a single academic medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. The study exposure was PACU-OpResc. Read More

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Transurethral resection of prostatic abscess.

Can J Urol 2021 Apr;28(2):10638-10642

Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Prostate abscess (PA) is an uncommon prostatic infection, with risk factors including indwelling catheters, acute or chronic prostatitis, bladder outlet obstruction, voiding dysfunction, recent urologic instrumentation (especially transrectal prostate biopsy), chronic kidney disease (CKD), diabetes mellitus (DM), human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), intravenous drug use (IVDU), and hepatitis C. Treatment of PA consists of antibiotics and abscess drainage via transurethral resection (TUR) or image-guided transrectal or transperineal drainage. Numerous studies have demonstrated that TUR of PA has a higher success rate and shorter hospital length of stay when compared to image-guided drainage. Read More

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Isolation of Primary Rat Hepatocytes with Multiparameter Perfusion Control.

J Vis Exp 2021 Apr 5(170). Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Department of Physiology & The Institute for Digital Medicine (WisDM), National University of Singapore; Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore; Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, A*STAR; NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences and Engineering; CAMP, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology;

Primary hepatocytes are widely used in basic research on liver diseases and for toxicity testing in vitro. The two-step collagenase perfusion procedure for primary hepatocyte isolation is technically challenging, especially in portal vein cannulation. The procedure is also prone to occasional contamination and variations in perfusion conditions due to difficulties in the assembly, optimization, or maintenance of the perfusion setup. Read More

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Safe and effective HeRO graft placement: Technique and results.

J Vasc Access 2021 Apr 19:11297298211008085. Epub 2021 Apr 19.

Dialysis Access Institute, Regional Medical Center of Orangeburg and Calhoun Counties, Charleston, SC, USA.

Objectives: Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow (HeRO) grafts are used when venous outflow is inadequate to support conventional access. These have been perceived as complex to implant and being associated with high risk. We have evolved a defined protocol for insertion that minimizes morbidity and maximizes efficiency. Read More

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Adverse events associated with administration of vasopressor medications through a peripheral intravenous catheter: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Crit Care 2021 04 16;25(1):146. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada.

Background: It is unclear whether vasopressors can be safely administered through a peripheral intravenous (PIV). Systematic review and meta-analysis methodology was used to examine the incidence of local anatomic adverse events associated with PIV vasopressor administration in patients of any age cared for in any acute care environment.

Methods: MEDLINE, EMBASE, CINAHL, the Cochrane Central Register of controlled trials, and the Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects were searched without restriction from inception to October 2019. Read More

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Septic Shock Caused by Rahnella aquatilis Bacteremia in an Immunocompetent Adult.

Am J Case Rep 2021 Apr 16;22:e930888. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Aurora, CO, USA.

BACKGROUND Rahnella aquatilis is a facultatively anaerobic, gram-negative rod bacterium commonly found in freshwater. There are few cases of bacteremia caused by Rahnella aquatilis in the literature and even fewer cases reported of it causing sepsis in immunocompetent individuals. In this case report, we present a rare case of an immunocompetent individual who developed sepsis secondary to bacteremia caused by Rahnella aquatilis. Read More

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