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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736032/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-rate-elevation-attributable-to-national-healthcare-safety-network-surveillance-definition-changes-ongoing-opportunities-for-infection-prevention-or-both
#1
Andrew Corley, Maggie Cantara, Julia Gardner, Polly Trexler, Clare Rock, Lisa L Maragakis
Calendar year 2015 intensive care unit (ICU) central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) from 1 hospital were reviewed using 2014 CLABSI surveillance definitions to assess the relative impact of definition changes and infection control practices on CLABSI rates. Increased ICU primary CLABSI rates were found to be a result of both surveillance definition changes and infection control practices.
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736021/infectious-complications-and-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-in-patients-with-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-the-first-12-months-after-transplant
#2
A César-Arce, P Volkow-Fernández, L M Valero-Saldaña, B Acosta-Maldonado, D Vilar-Compte, P Cornejo-Juárez
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has been used as treatment in different hematologic and solid malignancies. The aim of this study was to describe the frequency of infectious complications, microbiology, and outcome in patients undergoing HSCT in Mexico during the pre-engraftment period and the impact on mortality rates at 12 months. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all hematologic malignancies that received HSCT from January 2009 and December 2014, at an oncology reference center...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721474/single-stick-tunneled-central-venous-access-using-the-jugular-veins-in-infants-weighing-less-than-5%C3%A2-kg
#3
Will S Lindquester, C Matthew Hawkins, Eric J Monroe, Anne E Gill, Giridhar M Shivaram, F Glen Seidel, Matthew P Lungren
BACKGROUND: Despite the demonstrated feasibility of the single-stick technique in the femoral vein, its use in neonates and infants for placing central lines in internal and external jugular veins has not been reported. OBJECTIVE: Describe and assess the safety and efficacy of tunneled jugular central venous catheter placement performed under ultrasound (US) and fluoroscopic guidance in neonates and infants weighing <5 kg using the single-stick technique at three tertiary pediatric hospitals...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707497/complications-of-central-lines-in-neonates-admitted-to-a-level-iii-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
#4
Beatriz Soares, Susana Pissarra, Ana Lídia Rouxinol-Dias, Sandra Costa, Hercília Guimarães
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and risk factors for central line related complications in neonates. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of infants who underwent central line (CL) placement, from 1 July 2014 to 31 June 2016, was conducted in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Centro Hospitalar de São João. Infants hospitalized more than 2 days and CLs placed for more than 24 hours were included. Patients' demographic characteristics, hospital data and information on CLs were collected...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697017/risk-factors-for-deep-vein-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-after-traumatic-injury-a-competing-risks-analysis
#5
Jan-Michael Van Gent, Richard Y Calvo, Ashley L Zander, Erik J Olson, C Beth Sise, Michael J Sise, Steven R Shackford
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is typically reported as a composite measure of the quality of trauma center care. Given recent data suggesting post-injury DVT and PE are distinct clinical processes, a better understanding may result from analyzing them as independent, competing events. Using competing risks analysis, we evaluated our hypothesis that the risk factors and timing of post-injury DVT and PE are different...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689888/polyurethane-versus-silicone-port-a-cath-what-s-going-on-at-removal
#6
K Alzahrani, J Lejeune, W Lakhal, B Morel, A R Cook, K Braïk, H Lardy, A Binet
BACKGROUND: Port-a-cath (PAC) is an essential device in the management of the patients of chronic illness, but despite theirs benefits there are many complications either at the time of insertion or at time of removal. Our aim of this study is to evaluate the fracture rate of the catheter at removal time in comparison with catheter type either polyurethane or silicone. METHODS: A retrospective monocentric study of all PACs which were removed at our university pediatric hospital between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2016...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689878/systematic-review-of-antimicrobial-lock-therapy-for-prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-adult-and-pediatric-cancer-patients
#7
REVIEW
LeAnn B Norris, Farah Kablaoui, Maggie K Brilhart, P Brandon Bookstaver
BACKGROUND: Central venous catheter (CVC) use is commonplace in cancer patients. Antimicrobial lock therapy (ALT), the instillation of a concentrated antimicrobial solution into the catheter lumen, is one method for preventing infection among CVCs. This systematic review discusses the effectiveness and safety of prophylactic ALT in cancer patients with CVCs. METHODS: A literature search was performed using the Medline database and Google Scholar from inception until April 2016...
July 6, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687213/prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
#8
REVIEW
Taison Bell, Naomi P O'Grady
Central venous catheters (CVCs) are commonly used in critically ill patients and offer several advantages to peripheral intravenous access. However, indwelling CVCs have the potential to lead to blood stream infections, with the risk increasing with an array of characteristics such as catheter choice, catheter location, insertion technique, and catheter maintenance. Evidence-based guidelines have led to a significant reduction in the incidence of blood stream infections associated with CVCs. The combination of guideline implementation and newer technologies has the potential to further reduce morbidity and mortality from infections related to CVCs...
July 5, 2017: Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684127/improving-central-line-maintenance-to-reduce-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections
#9
Frank A Drews, Jonathan Z Bakdash, Jeremy R Gleed
OBJECTIVE: A human factors engineering-based intervention aimed at the modification of task behavior to increase adherence to best practices and the reduction of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). The hypothesis was tested that a central line maintenance kit would improve adherence and reduce CLABSI compared with a standard, nonkit-based method of performing central line maintenance. DESIGN: The study design was a 29-month prospective, interventional, nonrandomized, observational, and clinical research study using a pre-post implementation assessment...
July 3, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676849/bloodstream-infection-incidence-of-different-central-venous-catheters-in-neonates-a-descriptive-cohort-study
#10
Gerdina H Dubbink-Verheij, Vincent Bekker, Iris C M Pelsma, Erik W van Zwet, Vivianne E H J Smits-Wintjens, Sylke J Steggerda, Arjan B Te Pas, Enrico Lopriore
Central venous catheters (CVCs) in neonates are associated with a risk of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). Most reports on the incidence of CLABSI in neonates focus on umbilical venous catheters (UVCs) and peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). We evaluated the incidence and risk factors for CLABSI in a cohort of neonates with femoral venous catheters (FVCs), UVCs, and PICCs, with a gestational age ≥34 weeks born between January 1, 2006 and June 30, 2013. We included 2,986 neonates with a total of 656 catheters...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669363/the-effect-of-adding-comorbidities-to-current-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-risk-adjustment-methodology
#11
Sarah S Jackson, Surbhi Leekha, Laurence S Magder, Lisa Pineles, Deverick J Anderson, William E Trick, Keith F Woeltje, Keith S Kaye, Kristen Stafford, Kerri Thom, Timothy J Lowe, Anthony D Harris
BACKGROUND Risk adjustment is needed to fairly compare central-line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) rates between hospitals. Until 2017, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) methodology adjusted CLABSI rates only by type of intensive care unit (ICU). The 2017 CDC models also adjust for hospital size and medical school affiliation. We hypothesized that risk adjustment would be improved by including patient demographics and comorbidities from electronically available hospital discharge codes...
July 3, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665993/knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-on-the-prevention-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-among-nurses-in-oncological-care-a-cross-sectional-study-in-an-area-of-southern-italy
#12
Maria Rosaria Esposito, Assunta Guillari, Italo Francesco Angelillo
The objectives of the cross-sectional study were to delineate the knowledge, attitudes, and behavior among nurses regarding the prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and to identify their predisposing factors. A questionnaire was self-administered from September to November 2011 to nurses in oncology and outpatient chemotherapy units in 16 teaching and non-teaching public and private hospitals in the Campania region (Italy). The questionnaire gathered information on demographic and occupational characteristics; knowledge about evidence-based practices for the prevention of CLABSIs; attitudes towards guidelines, the risk of transmitting infections, and hand-washing when using central venous catheter (CVC); practices about catheter site care; and sources of information...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665468/impact-of-arm-selection-on-the-incidence-of-picc-complications-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
France Paquet, Louis-Martin Boucher, David Valenti, Richard Lindsay
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to determine if right arm peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) experienced fewer complications while controlling for gender, hand dominance, history of malignancy, dwell time and catheter size. METHODS: This was an intention-to-treat randomized controlled trial conducted in an academic medical center on two different sites between September 2012 and September 2015. All patients older than 18 years or age without known history of previous central line, contraindication to the use of a specific arm or hospitalized in the intensive care unit regardless of coagulation status, were considered for the study...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661107/-when-ultrasound-meets-the-internist
#14
REVIEW
David Katz, Ziv Dadon, Todd Zalut, Evan Avraham Alpert
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an important modality with many advantages. At the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, we developed a case-based course to teach POCUS to internal medicine residents and attendings. The topics include: "Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound", "Focused Assessment with Sonography of Trauma", "Basic Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Ultrasound", "Rapid Ultrasound in Shock" and "Ultrasound Guided Central Lines". The use of POCUS should aid in rapid diagnosis, decrease complications associated with bed-side procedures, and ultimately improve patient care...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659159/searching-for-management-approaches-to-reduce-hai-transmission-smart-a-study-protocol
#15
Ann Scheck McAlearney, Jennifer L Hefner, Cynthia J Sieck, Daniel M Walker, Alison M Aldrich, Lindsey N Sova, Alice A Gaughan, Caitlin M Slevin, Courtney Hebert, Erinn Hade, Jacalyn Buck, Michele Grove, Timothy R Huerta
BACKGROUND: Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) impact patients' lives through prolonged hospitalization, morbidity, and death, resulting in significant costs to both health systems and society. Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) are two of the most preventable HAIs. As a result, these HAIs have been the focus of significant efforts to identify evidence-based clinical strategies to reduce infection rates...
June 28, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651859/dwell-time-and-risk-of-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-in-neonates
#16
Erica Sanderson, Kee Thai Yeo, Alex Yueping Wang, Ian Callander, Barbara Bajuk, Srinivas Bolisetty, Kei Lui
BACKGROUND: Umbilical venous catheters (UVC) or peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC), commonly used in high risk neonates, may have a threshold dwell time for subsequent increased risk of central line associated blood stream infection (CLABSI). AIM: To evaluate the CLABSI risks in neonates having either UVC, PICC or those having both sequentially. METHODS: Study included 3985 infants who had UVC or PICC inserted between 2007 and 2009 cared for in 10 regional Neonatal Intensive Care Units: 1392 having UVC only (Group 1), 1317 PICC only (Group 2) and 1276 both UVC and PICC (Group 3)...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649269/a-comprehensive-technique-for-artificial-hybridization-in-chickpea-cicer-arietinum
#17
Shweta Kalve, Million Tadege
BACKGROUND: Two crossing techniques for hybridization of chickpea have been reported and include pollination after emasculation and pollination without emasculation. Success of crossing with emasculation varied from 5 to 17%; while the success rate varied from 20 to 50% by pollination without emasculation. The important reason for the low success rate of the two procedures could be lack of detailed information on the flowering stages chosen for crossing together with the environment where plants grow...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637552/standardized-interdepartmental-simulation-based-central-line-insertion-course-closes-an-educational-gap-and-improves-intern-comfort-with-the-procedure
#18
Joanna Grudziak, Blair Herndon, Ria D Dancel, Harendra Arora, Christopher J Tignanelli, Michael R Phillips, Jason R Crowner, Nicholas A True, Andy C Kiser, Rebecca F Brown, Harry P Goodell, Neil Murty, Michael O Meyers, Sean P Montgomery
Central line placement is a common procedure, routinely performed by junior residents in medical and surgical departments. Before this project, no standardized instructional course on the insertion of central lines existed at our institution, and few interns had received formal ultrasound training. Interns from five departments participated in a simulation-based central line insertion course. Intern familiarity with the procedure and with ultrasound, as well as their prior experience with line placement and their level of comfort, was assessed...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634973/the-role-of-a-surveillance-programme-for-intro-ducing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-a-2-year-observational-study-in-an-academic-hospital
#19
Elia Lo Priore, Monika Fliedner, Johannes T Heverhagen, Urban Novak, Jonas Marschall
AIMS OF THE STUDY: In our hospital, a previous attempt to introduce peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) was aborted after a nonsystematic approach, seemingly accompanied by high rates of complications. The goal of this new interdisciplinary project was to introduce PICCs in an academic hospital, with an embedded interdisciplinary surveillance programme for both infectious and noninfectious outcomes. METHODS: We prospectively collected data for this surveillance study from all patients who underwent PICC insertion from 1 January 2014 and had the catheter removed by 31 December 2015 in our 950-bed academic hospital (Bern University Hospital, Switzerland)...
June 21, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634578/neonatal-venous-thromboembolism
#20
REVIEW
Kristina M Haley
Neonates are the pediatric population at highest risk for development of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and the incidence of VTE in the neonatal population is increasing. This is especially true in the critically ill population. Several large studies indicate that the incidence of neonatal VTE is up almost threefold in the last two decades. Central lines, fluid fluctuations, sepsis, liver dysfunction, and inflammation contribute to the risk profile for VTE development in ill neonates. In addition, the neonatal hemostatic system is different from that of older children and adults...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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