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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163887/central-venous-access-related-adverse-events-after-trabectedin-infusions-in-soft-tissue-sarcoma-patients-experience-and-management-in-a-nationwide-multi-center-study
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Michiel C Verboom, Jan Ouwerkerk, Neeltje Steeghs, Jacob Lutjeboer, J Martijn Kerst, Winette T A van der Graaf, Anna K L Reyners, Stefan Sleijfer, Hans Gelderblom
BACKGROUND: Trabectedin has shown efficacy against soft tissue sarcomas (STS) and has manageable toxicity. Trabectedin is administered through central venous access devices (VAD), such as subcutaneous ports with tunneled catheters, Hickman catheters and PICC lines. Venous access related adverse events are common, but have not yet been reported in detail. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patient files of STS patients receiving trabectedin monotherapy between 1999 and 2014 was performed in all five STS referral centers in the Netherlands...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152937/elective-chemotherapy-admissions-an-opportunity-to-improve-wait-times
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Mary E Dowling
: 240 Background: Chemotherapy wait times are a well-recognized challenge facing cancer hospitals. Recent publications have stated that not only do wait times affect patients but they increase costs and consume hospital resources. Wait times lead to longer lengths of stay and require additional staff attention. Reducing chemotherapy treatment wait times has long been a priority of Sloan Kettering, with this study focusing on inpatient chemo processes. During October and November of 2014, 6 current state observations were performed in chemo nursing verification, chemo pharmacy and an inpatient chemo unit...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138728/peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-pediatric-patients-to-repair-or-not-repair
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Ralph Gnannt, Premal Patel, Michael Temple, Yahya Al Brashdi, Joao Amaral, Dimitri Parra, Vanessa Rea, Derek Stephens, Bairbre Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Preservation of venous access in children is a major concern in pediatric interventional radiology. If a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) breaks, there are two options: repair the line with a repair kit or exchange the line over a wire in the interventional suite. The purpose of this study is to assess the outcome of PICC repairs in children and to compare these with the outcomes of PICC exchange. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center, retrospective study of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) following management of externally broken PICCs (2010-2014)...
January 30, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132552/service-development-of-a-nurse-led-community-based-picc-insertion-service
#4
Eva Bedford, Dee Waterhouse
Patients receiving intravenous therapy require reliable venous access. Typically patients with poor peripheral access or requiring long-term treatment from an outpatient antibiotic therapy (OPAT) service need to receive secondary care input for safe central line placement, and radiological confirmation of the correct line tip placement where necessary, if treatment is to proceed as planned. Technological developments that enable accurate ultrasound-guided vein selection and electrocardiograph (ECG)-guided central line tip placement have eliminated the need for radiological or fluoroscopic confirmation of correct tip placement for peripherally placed central catheters (PICCs)...
January 26, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093641/dwell-times-and-risk-of-non-elective-removal-of-1-french-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-according-to-catheter-tip-position-in-very-preterm-infants
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Daniela M Erhard, Sarah Nguyen, Katelyn J Guy, Dan M Casalaz, Kai König
: We investigated dwell times and risk of non-elective removal of 975 single-lumen 1-French peripherally inserted central catheters (1FR-PICC) according to tip position in a cohort of very preterm infants with a mean (SD) gestational age of 27(+6) (2(+1)) weeks and a mean (SD) birth weight of 988 (294) g over an eight-year period. Infants with a 1FR-PICC inserted for continuous infusion of intravenous fluids within the first 30 days of life were eligible. Dwell times of PICC with elective versus non-elective removal, risk of non-elective removal of PICC according to tip position, and differences between upper versus lower limb catheter insertion were analysed...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079867/reducing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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A J Vachharajani, N A Vachharajani, H Morris, A Niesen, A Elward, D A Linck, A M Mathur
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to safely reduce the number of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) inserted in infants with umbilical venous catheter using quality improvement methods. STUDY DESIGN: In a tertiary neonatal intensive care unit, a questionnaire designed to prompt critical thinking around the decision to place a PICC, along with an updated standardized feeding guideline was introduced. PICC insertion in 86 infants with umbilical venous catheter (pre intervention) with birth weight 1000-1500 g were compared with 115 infants (post intervention) using Fisher's exact test...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049254/peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-associated-complications-exert-negative-effects-on-body-weight-gain-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jie Wen, Qun Yu, Haiyan Chen, Niannian Chen, Shourong Huang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The placement of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is an essential procedure in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The aim of this study was to determine the risk of PICC complications in NICU, and further identify the effects of PICC complications on body weight gain in premature infants. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A total of 304 premature infants who had a PICC inserted in NICU were enrolled in this study. The weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) at the time of PICC insertion and removal were calculated, and changes of WAZ in different groups were compared using a t-test...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029197/application-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-induction-chemotherapy
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M-H Chen, W-L Hwang, K-H Chang, L C J Chiang, C L J Teng
Increasingly, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are applied in patients with haematological malignancies. The feasibility and safety of PICC for induction chemotherapy in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) remain unclear. Medical records of 89 newly diagnosed adult de novo AML patients, who achieved complete remission, were retrospectively reviewed (PICC group, n = 43; intravenous [IV] line group, n = 46). Patients' clinical characteristics and the number of blind punctures for blood sampling were compared between these two groups, and risk factors associated with bacteraemia were identified by univariate analysis...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018690/multiple-renal-abscesses-due-to-esbl-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-causing-acute-pyelonephritis-and-bacteremia-a-case-report-with-a-good-outcome-no-drainage-required
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Abdalla Khalil, Musaad Qurash, Asem Saleh, Rasha Ali, Mohamed Elwakil
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract infections are challenging infections with increased mortality, morbidity, and failure of therapy. A 44-year-old Saudi male diabetic patient was seen at the ER of IMC Hospital with features of acute pyelonephritis: fever, burning urine, and left flank pain for three days. He was treated for cystitis at the Endocrine Clinic two weeks prior to his ER visit with nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin orally according to urine culture and sensitivity result...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957798/evaluation-of-the-need-for-chest-x-rays-in-the-management-of-asymptomatic-intraluminal-vascular-access-device-occlusion-in-childhood-cancer
#10
David Stammers, Bairbre Connolly, Leonardo R Brandão, Sue Zupanec, Sumit Gupta
BACKGROUND: Venous access device (VAD) occlusion from intraluminal thrombus is a common complication during childhood cancer treatment. Current practice at many institutions is to assess VAD position with a chest X-ray (CXR) prior to intraluminal administration of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). We aimed to determine the utility of this practice. PROCEDURE: A retrospective chart review of children with newly diagnosed cancer with a VAD, treated at The Hospital for Sick Children between 2010 and 2011, was performed...
December 13, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908432/safety-and-utilization-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-versus-midline-catheters-at-a-large-academic-medical-center
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Tianyuan Xu, Lawrence Kingsley, Susan DiNucci, Gwen Messer, Jong-Hyeon Jeong, Brian Morgan, Kathleen Shutt, Mohamed H Yassin
BACKGROUND: Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) are a commonly used central intravenous (IV) access device, which can be associated with significant complications. Midline catheters (MCs) are peripheral IV access devices that may reduce the need for central lines and hence decrease central line-associated bloodstream infections. The objective of this study is to compare the utilization and safety of PICCs and MCs. METHODS: This was a retrospective study comparing the use and outcomes of PICCs and MCs at a large academic medical center between January and May 2015...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904815/pneumorrhachis-resulting-in-transient-paresis-after-picc-line-insertion-into-the-ascending-lumbar-vein
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Russell Payne, Emily P Sieg, Arabinda Choudhary, Mark Iantosca
Obtaining intravascular access in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) is not only critical but also technically challenging. Malposition of the catheter tip is a known and well-documented complication. Specifically, peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) line insertion into the ascending lumbar vein can lead to neurological dysfunction and, in some cases, even death. We present the first reported case of pneumorrhachis (PR) following PICC line insertion into the ascending lumbar vein. Our patient presented with lower extremity weakness and imaging confirmed the presence of air within the spinal canal...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831547/recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-to-restore-catheter-patency-efficacy-and-safety-analysis-from-a-multihospital-nicu-system
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D M Scott, C Y Ling, B C MacQueen, V L Baer, E Gerday, R D Christensen
OBJECTIVE: In 2001, the US Food and Drug Administration approved recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (alteplase, Cathflo Activase) to reestablish patency of central catheters occluded, presumably, by a fibrin clot. We conducted a multicenter quality improvement study to determine the value of this procedure in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICUs), including analyses of efficacy, safety and costs. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective quality analysis of neonates in level III NICUs, who received alteplase for the purpose of reestablishing patency of occluded central catheters...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818170/association-between-delivery-methods-for-red-blood-cell-transfusion-and-the-risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-a-longitudinal-study
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Mary A M Rogers, Neil Blumberg, Steven J Bernstein, Scott A Flanders, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Mechanisms of red blood cell delivery and their contribution to the incidence of venous thromboembolism are not well understood in the clinical setting. We assessed whether red blood cell transfusion through peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) affects the risk of venous thromboembolism compared with transfusion through non-PICC devices. METHODS: We implemented a prospective study between Jan 1, 2013, and Sept 12, 2015, in patients (age ≥18 years) admitted to a general medicine ward or intensive care unit who received a PICC for any reason during clinical care in 47 hospitals in Michigan, USA, with a maximum follow-up of 70 days...
December 2016: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807489/bacteremia-with-an-unusual-pathogen-mycobacterium-neoaurum
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Hesham Awadh, Munthir Mansour, Mahmoud Shorman
Mycobacterium neoaurum (M. neoaurum) is an infrequently encountered cause of infection in humans. It is a member of the rapidly growing mycobacteria family. It predominately afflicts those with a compromised immune status and a chronically indwelling vascular access. Isolation of this organism is challenging yet the advent of 16s ribosomal sequencing paved the way for more sensitive detection. No treatment guidelines are available and treatment largely depends on the experience of the treating physician and nature of the isolate...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647824/evaluating-safety-of-tunneled-small-bore-central-venous-catheters-in-chronic-kidney-disease-population-a-quality-improvement-initiative
#17
Gauri Bhutani, Mireille El Ters, Walter K Kremers, Joe L Klunder, Sandra J Taler, Amy W Williams, Andrew H Stockland, Marie C Hogan
Introduction Peripherally inserted central venous catheters (PICCs) may adversely impact future successful arteriovenous fistulae (AVF). As part of a quality improvement project, the performance of tunneled small bore tunneled central venous catheters (TSB-CVCs), as alternatives to PICCs, was evaluated. Methods A retrospective observational study, involving individuals ≥18 years of age who underwent TSB-CVC placement by Interventional Radiology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN between 1/1/2010 and 8/30/2013...
September 20, 2016: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27590475/insertion-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-neonates-less-than-1-5%C3%A2-kg-using-ultrasound-guidance
#18
Kevin N Johnson, Tina Thomas, Jason Grove, Marcus D Jarboe
BACKGROUND: Neonates commonly require central access, and in those with very low or extremely low birthweight this can be challenging. Described here is a technique that uses ultrasound guidance in the placement of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in neonates and an analysis of outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was conducted of all patients below 1500 g that underwent placement of a peripherally inserted central catheter under ultrasound guidance between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2014 at a single center...
November 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27495892/cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-preventable-complication-of-central-venous-catheter-in-neonates
#19
R W Atmawidjaja, M Azri, I H Ismail
Pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade is a rare and life-threatening complication of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) in a neonate. We report a 33-week preterm neonate who had sudden clinical deterioration at day seven of total parenteral nutrition regime via PICC. Recognition of pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade in neonates with a PICC requires a high index of suspicion and steps in prevention include proper catheter tip placement and continuous monitoring of line position and function...
June 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27436222/distal-superficial-femoral-vein-cannulation-for-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-placement-in-infants-with-cardiac-disease
#20
Robert P Richter, Mark A Law, Santiago Borasino, Jessica A Surd, Jeffrey A Alten
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel real-time ultrasound (US)-guided distal superficial femoral vein (DSFV) cannulation technique for insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) in critically ill infants with congenital heart disease. DESIGN: Descriptive retrospective cohort study SETTING: Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit in a pediatric tertiary hospital PATIENTS: First 28 critically ill infants that received DSFV PICCs via this new technique. RESULTS: Thirty-seven US-guided DSFV PICCs were attempted on 31 infants from September 2012 to November 2014; 34 PICCs were placed in 28 patients (success rate 92%)...
December 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
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