• peripherally inserted
  • A peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC or PIC line), less commonly called a percutaneous indwelling central catheter, is a form of intravenous access that can be used for a prolonged period of time (e.g., for long chemotherapy regimens, extended antibiotic therapy, or total parenteral nutrition) or for administration of substances that should not be done peripherally (e.g., antihypotensive agents a.k.a. pressors). (wikipedia.org)
  • salvage
  • Current Infectious Diseases Society of America guidelines cite insufficient evidence to support adjunctive ethanol-lock therapy (ELT) for central venous catheter (CVC) salvage in patients with CLABSI in combination with systemic antimicrobial treatment. (ivteam.com)
  • METHODS: We collected data on all patients treated with adjunctive 70% ELT for catheter salvage from September 2009 to September 2011 and assessed clinical outcomes and adverse events associated with ELT. (ivteam.com)
  • Catheter salvage successful" if catheter in place >3 months with no recurrence of bacteraemia or death. (bestbets.org)
  • veins
  • The port is made up of a portal body, which is connected by a catheter inserted into one of the veins. (gosh.nhs.uk)
  • It is a catheter that enters the body through the skin (percutaneously) at a peripheral site, extends to the superior vena cava (a central venous trunk), and stays in place (dwells within the veins) for days or weeks. (wikipedia.org)
  • line
  • OBJECTIVES: Ethanol is bactericidal against most pathogens implicated in central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and biofilms. (ivteam.com)
  • Securing the catheter prevents post-insertion movements of the line, which otherwise could place the tip in an unsafe position. (wikipedia.org)