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
removal of the original version of Neuron 6F 070 Delivery Catheter due to reports that the catheter could kink or ovalize in certain anatomical situations. ... between the SC catheter connector and the pump that may prevent them from completely
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
Documentation of urinary catheter-associated infections is very important for correct coding, DRG assignment and regulatory compliance. ... related,” or “due to” or “the result of” the catheter (or other similar terminology).
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
A class I recall of several Medtronic intrathecal catheters and intrathecal catheter revision kits used with the implanted Medtronic SyncroMed II, SynchroMed EL, and IsoMed infusion pumps. ... The pumps have potential misconnections of the Medtronic
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)
But when a manufacturer contacted him about trying out a new catheter hub disinfection cap with a sponge saturated in 70% alcohol, he was interested. ... The actual design of a catheter hub with its corkscrew physique makes it hard to clean
Subjects were 308 inpatients with a urinary external or indwelling catheter and a positive urine culture. ... There were 444 episodes of catheter-associated bacteriuria. One hundred twenty-eight patients (41.6%) had catheter-associated urinary tract
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.