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The widespread use of central venous catheters (CVCs) has exposed patients to a high risk of catheter-related infection (CRI), which is linked to substantial morbidity and mortality. Several strategies for preventing CRI, including ethanol lock prophylaxis, have been explored. This study aimed to provide a comprehensive summary of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) assessing the efficacy and safety of ethanol locks for preventing CRI in patients with CVC.
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Catheter-related infections are important causes of morbidity in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). There are different protocols of exit site care for the prevention of catheter-related in...
Patients receiving parenteral nutrition (PN) as their primary source of nutrition are at high risk for both infectious and noninfectious catheter complications (catheter-related infections, catheter o...
Catheter-related bloodstream infections (CR-BSI) is one of the various complications related to haemodialysis (HD). As a result of the high rate of infection, the lock solutions (LS) has been studied ...
In May 2018, the commission on infection prevention and control in Germany (KRINKO) of the RKI published a guidance document providing recommendations on the prevention of catheter-associated infectio...
To evaluate the effects of peripheral introvascular central catheters (PICC) on the catheter-associated bloodstream infections (CRBSI) and the formations of catheter-related bloodstream infections.
Central venous catheter infection is a common complication in pediatric patients, resulting in prolonged length of stay in hospital, requiring antibiotics, invasive procedures and increase...
Efficacy and Safety of Ethanol Lock Solution in Prevention of Catheter Related Bloodstream Infection for Patients Suffering Acute Renal Failure, and Hospitalized in Intensive Care Unit. A Multi-Center, Randomized, Versus Placebo, Double Blinded Clinical T
The primary objective of the study is to demonstrate the efficacy of 60% ethanol lock solution in preventing dialysis catheter related bloodstream infection in critically ill patients.
Ethanol Locks as an Adjunct Treatment for Central Venous Line Infections Purpose To evaluate the effectiveness of a 70% ethanol lock solution when used as an adjunct therapy with antibiot...
The purpose of this study is to assessed the efficacy of a combined solution of ethanol (4%) and low molecular weight heparins LMWH in preventing tunnelled dialysis catheter infection in c...
This study is a double-blind crossover design to compare prophylaxis with ethanol lock therapy versus placebo lock therapy (heparin). The primary outcome measure will be the number of cath...
Infections resulting from the use of catheters. Proper aseptic technique, site of catheter placement, material composition, and virulence of the organism are all factors that can influence possible infection.
A morpholine and thiophene derivative that functions as a FACTOR XA INHIBITOR and is used in the treatment and prevention of DEEP-VEIN THROMBOSIS and PULMONARY EMBOLISM. It is also used for the prevention of STROKE and systemic embolization in patients with non-valvular ATRIAL FIBRILLATION, and for the prevention of atherothrombotic events in patients after an ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME.
Regional infusion of drugs via an arterial catheter. Often a pump is used to impel the drug through the catheter. Used in therapy of cancer, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage, infection, and peripheral vascular disease.
A hindrance to the passage of fluids through a CATHETER.
Specific practices for the prevention of disease or mental disorders in susceptible individuals or populations. These include HEALTH PROMOTION, including mental health; protective procedures, such as COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL; and monitoring and regulation of ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS. Primary prevention is to be distinguished from SECONDARY PREVENTION and TERTIARY PREVENTION.
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