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2013-07-23 23:30:56

A growing number of people are turning to an IV to get vitamins, minerals and nutrients for a quick pick-me-up. Many critics agree with Liquid Health that the risks far outweigh the benefits of this treatment for most people. Murrieta, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 A segment on Good Morning America at the end of June featured the growing trend of a vitamin IV drip for celebrities and regular people alike. People are turning to this extreme measure to combat fatigue, exhaustion and stress....

2013-05-20 13:45:15

U-M study finds peripherally inserted central catheters -- an often preferred route for delivery of IV medications -- increase risk of blood clots in sickest patients Touted for safety, ease and patient convenience, peripherally inserted central catheters have become many clinicians' go-to for IV delivery of antibiotics, nutrition, chemotherapy, and other medications. But compared to other central venous catheters (CVCs), these commonly-used catheters (known as PICCs) more than double...

2013-05-09 23:31:12

Neutral fluid displacement characteristics for IV therapy and vascular access applications. Clinton, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013 NP Medical has released a new, patented, needle-free access device intended to help clinicians reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and connector reflux-induced catheter occlusions during infusion therapy. Called nPulse (TM), the new device has been designed to complement best clinical practices as designated by the Infusion Nurses...

2013-02-28 14:25:41

Starch-based intravenous (IV) fluids used by the NHS to treat seriously ill patients are causing unnecessary deaths, according to a new Cochrane systematic review by researchers at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Based on data from 25 randomized control trials, the researchers concluded that starch-based colloid fluids, used to stabilize patients with low blood pressure, are not only more expensive than saline-based crystalloid fluids, but may also be causing around...


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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...

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