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  • time to positivity
  • A shorter time to positivity of catheter blood cultures as compared with peripheral blood cultures supports the diagnosis of a CRI. (ebscohost.com)
  • As a diagnostic tool for catheter-related bacteremia (using a composite definition reference standard according to the Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines), differential time to positivity of 120 minutes or more was associated with 81% sensitivity and 92% specificity for short-term catheters and 93% sensitivity and 75% specificity for long-term catheters. (annals.org)
  • Differential time to positivity of 120 minutes or more is highly sensitive and specific for catheter-related bacteremia in patients who have short- and long-term catheters. (annals.org)
  • efficacy
  • To compare the efficacy of this lock solution versus saline solution in maintaining catheter patency in these patients. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The purpose and/or hypothesis: To decrease the amount of external ventricular drain (EVD) related catheter infections by comparing the efficacy of Oklahoma University Medicine standard EVD catheters, both impregnated and non-impregnated, in three principle areas: incidence of in. (patientwing.com)
  • diagnosis
  • Positive blood cultures are the cornerstone in the diagnosis of CRIs, while local signs of infection are not necessarily present. (ebscohost.com)
  • In many cases, a definite diagnosis requires catheter removal and microbiological analysis. (ebscohost.com)
  • intensive care
  • The purpose of this study is to prevent catheter-related infections in newborn infants admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • During the sustainability period, intensive care unit teams were instructed to integrate this intervention into staff orientation, collect monthly data from hospital infection control staff, and report infection rates to appropriate stakeholders. (nih.gov)
  • Ninety (87%) of the original 103 intensive care units participated, reporting 1532 intensive care unit months of data and 300 310 catheter days during the sustainability period. (nih.gov)
  • vascular access
  • An interactive panel and audience discussion, featuring vascular access and infection control experts and titled "Building a Better Bundle," will be aimed at devising a maximally effective vascular access bundle using evidence-based products and practices. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Our conference's focus on these issues - including exciting news about how to completely eliminate many infections - comes at a crucial time in the vascular access field. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • haemodialysis
  • BaSO4 release from conventional haemodialysis catheters (CC) and modified catheters (MC) which had been coated with a surface-modifying additive (SMA) was assessed in vivo and in vitro. (ugent.be)
  • interventional
  • This report was prepared by a working group comprising members from professional organizations representing the disciplines of critical care medicine, infectious diseases, health-care infection control, surgery, anesthesiology, interventional radiology, pulmonary medicine, pediatric medicine, and nursing. (cdc.gov)
  • clinical
  • The project took off when Lee Xippolitos, PhD, RN, Dean of Stony Brook University School of Nursing, learned that a student in the accelerated Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program had identified a clinical problem - catheter-related infections - and had an idea to solve it: a catheter with bactericidal LED lights. (stonybrook.edu)