IV Catheter Change Policy to Decrease Risk of Catheter-Associated Blood Stream Infections (CA-BSI) in a CICU, a NICU, and a PICU
- Transparent dressings may do more harm than gauze. // RN;Oct92, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p102
Reports that transparent polyurethane dressings increase patients' risk of getting venous catheter-tip infections, suggest researchers at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. Highlights of their analysis; Originally published in `JAMA,' volume 267 issue 15.
- The CVC removal distress syndrome: An unappreciated... Kim, Dong K.; Gottesman, Malcolm H.; Forero, Armando; Han, Daniel; Myers, David W.; Forlenza, Ronald; Golzarian, Javad // American Surgeon;Apr1998, Vol. 64 Issue 4, p344
Examines the clinical courses of patients with central venous catheter (CVC) removal complications. Discussion of the possible mechanisms of the complications; Guidelines for the safe removal of the CVC; Materials and methods used in the removal of CVC.
- Simultaneous Placement of Long-Term Central Venous Catheters and Surgical Debridement for Treatment of Osteomyelitis. Benak, Mark A.; Kent III, Raleigh B. // American Surgeon;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 8, p790
Nonhealing wounds with underlying osteomyelitis require surgical debridement and a course of intravenous antibiotics usually via long-term venous catheter. Fear of catheter infection resulting from bacteremia or direct cross-contamination has traditionally led to staged procedures. A protocol...
- Accidental catheter removal in the ICU -- A prospective observational study. Myatra, S. N.; Divatia, J. V.; Mehta, P. J.; Kalaniya, S.; Sareen, R. // Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine;Oct-Dec2004, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p228
Presents an abstract of the article "Accidental Catheter Removal in the ICU: A Prospective Observational Study," by S. N. Myatra, J. V. Divatia, P. J. Mehta, S. Kalaniya and R. Sareen.
- Catheterization: Use extra caution in patients over age 80. // Geriatrics;Jan94, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p56
Presents new data which suggest that cardiac catheterization is significantly more risky in patients age 80 or older that in the general population. Reasons behind the referral of elderly patients for cardiac catheterization; Statistics; Risk factors.
- When should the `infected' subcutaneous infusion reservoir be removed? Barnes, James R.; Lucas, Nicole // American Surgeon;Mar1996, Vol. 62 Issue 3, p203
Reviews the cases of 63 patients with infected subcutaneous central venous infusion reservoirs over a five-year period. Staphylococcus as the most commonly isolated microorganism; Correlation between physical exam and catheter infection; Removal and subsequent restoration of long-term...
- Air embolism after accidental removal of intravenous catheter. // British Medical Journal;4/14/1979, Vol. 1 Issue 6169, p987
Examines air embolism after accidental removal of intravenous catheter. Complications of central venous catheterization; Risks of an accidental removal of intravenous catheter; Design of intravenous catheters.
- Perforation of the Heart by a Permanent Transvenous Pacemaker. Martin, Richard H.; Mackenzie, James W.; Almond, Carl H.; Singh, Baikunth K.; Martt, Jack M. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Oct67, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p822
Discusses a perforation of the heart by an electrode catheter designed for long-term pacing. Case report; Results of the electrocardiogram; Theoretical hazards of catheter pacing; Factors which may have contributed to perforation of the right ventricle in the patient.
- Acquired arteriovenous communication: complication of cannulation of internal jugular vein. Hayward, R.; Swanton, H.; Treasure, T. // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);4/21/1984, Vol. 288 Issue 6425, p1195
Presents cases on complicated cannulation of internal jugular vein in acquired arteriovenous communication. Use of digital subtraction angiography in clarifying the anatomy of vascular lesions; Presence of communication between derivatives of either the thyrocervical or costocervical branches...
- Complications and Failures of Subclavian-Vein Catheterization. Mansfield, Paul F.; Hohn, David C.; Fornage, Bruno D.; Gregurich, Mary Ann; Ota, David M. // New England Journal of Medicine;12/29/94, Vol. 331 Issue 26, p1735
Background: Although catheterization of the subclavian vein is a common procedure, the risk factors for complications and failures, with the exception of the physician's experience, are poorly understood. Ultrasonography has been recommended to help guide the placement of central venous...