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2010-01-22 13:49:28

Pediatric hospitals can significantly decrease the number of bloodstream infections from central venous catheters by following some low-tech rules: Insert the catheter correctly and, above all, keep everything squeaky clean after that. Yearlong research led by Marlene Miller, M.D. Ms.C., of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center with colleagues from other hospitals saw a 43 percent drop in the rate of bloodstream infections from catheters in 29 pediatric intensive care units (PICUs) that focused...

2009-10-19 11:53:04

It is common practice to insert totally implantable venous access devices (TIVADs) in cancer patients beginning a course of chemotherapy to eliminate potential peripheral venous access problems; however, risk factors impacting the survival of TIVADs remain unclear. Further studies are needed to analyze the risk factors for failure of the TIVADs and correlate adverse events with risk factors. A research article published on October 7, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology addresses...

2009-07-22 07:07:00

WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Millennium Research Group (MRG), the global authority on medical technology market intelligence, the recent Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) cuts to reimbursement for hospital-acquired infections are resulting in adoption of antimicrobial-coated access devices, including dialysis catheters and central venous catheters (CVCs). MRG's US Markets for Vascular Access Devices 2009 report finds that usage of the...

2009-05-11 10:00:00

Simulation-based program helps healthcare providers build competence and confidence while keeping infections at bay DENVER, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) will launch the SimSuite Central Line Management Program at AACN's National Teaching Institute (NTI) and Critical Care Exposition, the world's largest conference for nurses who care for acutely and critically ill patients, May 16-21, in New Orleans, LA. The Central Line Management Program is the latest offering...

2009-03-30 06:30:00

LONDON, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The higher incidence of chronic illnesses in Europe and the consequent increase of patient population in intensive care units has amplified the need for equipment that measure vital signs such as blood pressure during surgeries. This rise in the number of people requiring critical care has escalated the demand for catheters and transducers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) New analysis from Frost & Sullivan...

2008-10-28 09:00:39

Responding to industry demand for an antimicrobial impregnated central venous catheter capable of withstanding pressure injection rates required for CT scans, Cook Medical has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration 510(k) clearance for a power injectable indication for sizes 7-10 French of its Spectrum(R) Antibiotic Central Venous Catheters, the company announced today. "Spectrum already represents the most effective device available to help prevent catheter-related bloodstream...

2008-09-25 09:00:54

The summit "A Leadership Strategy for the Prevention of Line Sepsis" will bring together leading medical experts, government agencies and constituency groups on October 2, 2008 in Washington, D.C. to develop strategies for the healthcare community and consumers to prevent line sepsis. This preventable infection develops when bacteria enter a patient's bloodstream through the channel created by a central venous catheter (CVC). According to research conducted by Johns Hopkins Medical...

2008-09-04 03:00:07

By Paauw, James D Borders, Heather; Ingalls, Nichole; Boomstra, Sarah; Lambke, Susan; Fedeson, Brian; Goldsmith, Austin; Davis, Alan T Background: Indications for peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) for long-term venous access have grown dur- ing the last several years. There are various complications associated with PICC lines, a common one being venous thrombosis. This study's purpose was to determine the inci- dence of venous thrombosis associated with PICCs with and without...

2008-08-25 12:01:19

Ash Access Technology has announced that the last patient enrolled in the Azeptic trial for Zuragen injection has completed the study. The pivotal Azeptic trial is a randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Zuragen injection in significantly reducing the incidence of catheter-related bloodstream infection in patients requiring the use of a central venous catheter for hemodialysis. The trial enrolled over 400 patients at 25 dialysis facilities across the US. Portions of the...

2008-08-22 09:00:16

Ash Access Technology, Inc., a privately held specialty pharmaceutical / medical device company focused on the development and commercialization of proprietary products to improve infection control and vascular access outcomes, announced today that the last patient enrolled in the AZEPTIC Trial for Zuragen(TM) Injection has completed the study. The pivotal AZEPTIC Trial is a randomized study evaluating the efficacy and safety of Zuragen(TM) Injection in significantly reducing the incidence...


Latest Central venous catheter Reference Libraries

Intravenous Therapy
2013-04-30 13:16:16

Intravenous therapy, commonly known as IV therapy, is known as the administration of a liquid substance directly into a vein. It is also known as drip therapy, because most often the liquid is suspended above the IV site by an infusion pump, and runs through a drip chamber, which prevents air from entering the line. IVs are the preferred method of drug administration in hospital settings because they are the fastest known route of getting medication to the body. Intravenous therapy can also...

Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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