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Cvc and length of usage

Mingying Dai, Huimin Wang, Kun Li, Bangxu Yu, Xinting Pan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the factors associated with delayed defecation in long-term ventilated patients in intensive care unit (ICU) and their potential effect on prognosis. METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study was conducted. The patients admitted to general ICU of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from October 1st in 2013 to September 30th in 2015 who underwent mechanical ventilation (MV) for ≥6 days were enrolled, and they were divided into early defecation group (< 6 days) and late defecation group (≥6 days)...
January 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
I Alat, G Türker, M B Akpinar, H Taşkapan, E Kekilli, M Eğri, O M Aydin
AIM: This study was designed to investigate if it needs to do prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism in the patients treated with different kinds of dialysis or not, and if it is, to find a proper method for prophylaxis. METHODS: Ten numbers of patients with central venous catheters (CVC group), 13 numbers of patients with arteriovenous fistula (AVF group) were enrolled in this study. Eleven patients treated with peritoneal dialysis (PD group) were utilized as a control group...
August 2006: Minerva Chirurgica
S A Tranter, J Donoghue
Common usage of central venous catheter (CVC) access for haemodialysis has presented the haemodialysis nurse with the challenge of maintaining CVCs as a viable form of access. The major complications seen with CVC use are obstruction and infection. A project was undertaken to identify the usefulness of the endoluminal fibrin analysis system (FAS) brush as an intervention in haemodialysis CVC management. The aims of the study were to identify: the reasons for brushing CVCs and the number of occasions brushing is indicated; how successful brushing is in unblocking and improving flow from CVCs, and the length of time the catheter remains patent following successful declotting...
March 2000: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
L Pagano, E Tacconelli, M Tumbarello, L Laurenti, E Ortu-La Barbera, A Antinori, S Caponera, R Cauda, G Leone
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Patients with hematological malignancies are at increased risk for developing bacteremia. No previous study has investigated the risk and prognostic indicators of bacteremia in such patients using a statistical approach. METHODS: A case-control study was performed in 106 patients with hematological malignancies (group A). Two hundred and twelve patients were included as controls and divided into two groups: 106 patients with hematological malignancy without bacteremia (group B) and 106 HIV-infected patients with bacteremia (group C)...
July 1997: Haematologica
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