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
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.
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
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:.
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
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.
In patients undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation, continuing warfarin reduced the risk of periprocedural stroke and bleeding events, compared to bridging with low-molecular-weight heparin, a recent study found. ... score of 1 or higher
Patients who received antibiotics at the time of urinary catheter removal were less likely to get a urinary tract infection (UTI) than those who got no antibiotics, a review found. ... They found seven qualifying trials that looked at the effects of
In accordance with a law passed by Congress late in 2006, physicians and other eligible professionals are able to receive bonus payments of a percentage (increased to 2%) of their total allowed Medicare charges, subject to a cap, by submitting
A total of 3,532 catheters and 27,541 catheter-days in seven ICUs were included. ... The hazard for colonization did not differ by catheter type during the first seven days of catheterization but was higher with arterial catheters after seven days.