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Ethanol locks reduce central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in children with cancer

July 27, 2015

Ethanol locks prevented central venous catheter-associated bloodstream infections in pediatric patients with cancer, according to the results of a randomized trial.

“The use of central venous catheters (CVC) is indispensable in the modern-day treatment of children with cancer,” Marianne D. van de Wetering, PhD, MMed, FCP(SA), pediatric oncologist at Emma Children’s Hospital Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, and colleagues wrote. “Despite improved international guidelines on CVC placement and catheter care, CVC colonization is still an important problem in such patients. Colonized CVCs can cause CVC-associated bloodstream infections (CABSI), with reported infection rates between 0.1 and 2.3 CABSIs per 1,000 catheter days.”

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Tivantinib, erlotinib improve PFS, not OS in advanced NSCLC

July 27, 2015
The addition of tivantinib to erlotinib did not improve OS in patients with advanced or metastatic nonsquamous non–small cell lung cancer, according to results of…
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Anticoagulation advisable during pregnancy with Fontan circulation

July 27, 2015
Women with Fontan circulation can successfully complete pregnancy, but an increase in cardiac and neonatal morbidity exists, results by French researchers published in…
Kilian Friedrich, MD

7 recent developments in colonoscopy

July 27, 2015
In recent weeks, numerous developments in colonoscopy have been reported by gastroenterology professional societies and in the journals, including information on new…
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Reporting of serious AEs to FDA often delayed by drug companies

July 27, 2015
Nearly 10% of adverse events are not reported to the FDA within the 15-day period drug companies have to disclose the events, according to recently published data…
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