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ICU Management

Take Your PICC: the Right Line for the Right Patient

2015 15 Sep

An international panel of experts has released the first comprehensive guide to using intravenous, or vascular access, devices of all kinds. The Michigan Appropriateness Guide for Intravenous Catheters, or MAGIC, is published as a supplement in Annals of Internal Medicine.Use of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) has become popular for... Read more

ICU Management

New Blood-Taking Method Avoids Wastage

2015 24 Apr

A new technique of drawing blood from a patient using a modified intra-arterial (IA) line can reduce blood wastage significantly, according to a team of nurses from the intensive care unit (ICU) at Alexandra Hospital in Singapore. The modification adds a three-way tap and an additional syringe to the existing IA line kit. “The additional syringe serves... Read more

IMAGING Management

Interventional Radiology Offers New Treatment for Enlarged Prostates

2015 04 Mar

According to researchers, men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) — the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous — have a new, breakthrough treatment option that is less invasive and has fewer complications than other minimally invasive treatments, such as transurethral resection of the prostate and surgical options. The treatment called prostate... Read more

ICU Management

Arterial Catheter Use in ICU Does Not Improve Mortality

2015 05 Feb

A retrospective cohort study has shown that the use of arterial catheters (ACs) is not associated with improvements in hospital mortality in intensive care unit ICU patients requiring mechanical ventilation. The finding is published online in JAMA.ACs are used in 40 percent of ICU patients, mostly to facilitate diagnostic phlebotomy, collect arterial... Read more

ICU Management

I-ACT: A Quality-Improvement Training Model

2014 10 Nov

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) contribute to significant morbidity, mortality, and economic burden in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that one in 25 patients acquires an infection related to care received in the hospital. These infections result in approximately $40 billion in annual excess healthcare... Read more

Health Management

Interventional Radiology Celebrates 50 Years Of Angioplasty

2014 08 Mar

Interview with Prof. Duncan Ettles, President of the British Society of Interventional Radiology On 16 January 1964 at the University of Oregon Hospital in the United States Dr. Charles Dotter (pictured) performed the first percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure. Inserting a Teflon catheter into a patient’s superficial femoral artery, Dr.... Read more

Cardiology Management

Tiny Chip Device to Transmit 3-D Images from Inside Heart Arteries

2014 20 Feb

A team of researchers has developed the technology for a catheter-based device that would be able to provide real time, 3-D imaging from inside a persons’ heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels. This innovate device could offer better guidance during heart surgery and enable more clearing of clogged arteries to be done without the necessity... Read more

Cardiology Management

Medtronic Introduces Innovative Device for Elimination of Coronary Thrombus

2013 22 Oct

U.S. Cardiologists introduced to the increased Power and advanced Deliverability of company’s pioneering 'Export Advance' Aspiration Catheter With more than 10 years experience in designing medical equipment destined to remove thrombus from coronary arteries, the market leader Medtronic, Inc. publicised the U.S. launch of the new-generation Export Advance... Read more


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