A similar proportion of men who used condom catheters and indwelling urethral catheters during hospitalization reported catheter-related complications, which were not always recorded in the medical record, a study found. ... The researchers collected
The Michigan Health and Hospital Association reduced unnecessary use of catheters and thereby catheter-associated UTIs. ... The issue: Reducing unnecessary use of catheters, and thereby, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs).
Adult patients who were expected to require a peripheral IV catheter for at least 24 hours were randomized to receive tissue adhesive with polyurethane dressing, bordered polyurethane dressing, a securement device ... Specialized devices and dressings
Paganini noted. While multiple lumens could reduce the need for central catheters, the other uses of the catheter could increase infection risk. ... He offered additional advice that could be used in shaping a catheter protocol:.
ICU patients on mechanical ventilation who had arterial catheters didn't have lower mortality rates than ventilated patients without arterial catheters, a new study found. ... ICUs from 2001 to 2008 to examine the association between arterial catheter (AC
The pulmonary artery catheter should be viewed as an adjunct to clinical decision-making, rather than the final word. ... 1986;89;427-434) is a wonderful article describing all the uses and pitfalls of the pulmonary artery catheter.
The findings support current CDC recommendations to reduce risk of infections by using subclavian sites, but overall suggest that an ideal site for central venous catheter insertion does not exist if ... The primary outcome was a composite of
There isn't an apparent advantage to adding catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) to anticoagulants in treating deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a new study found.
Pulmonary artery catheters for adult patients in intensive care. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. ... Parker MM, Peruzzi W. Pulmonary artery catheters in sepsis/septic shock. New Horiz.
New guidelines for catheter-associated UTIsLarger, for-profit hospitals use feeding tubes more often in some patients. ... New clinical practice guidelines for diagnosing, preventing and treating catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTIs)