Journal Club - Recent Additions

January - 2012

Previous Next    

Showing Journal 2 of 18

Ethanol Locks to Prevent Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Parenteral Nutrition: A Meta-Analysis

Carol Oliveira, MDa,b, Ahmed Nasr, MDa,b, Mary Brindle, MDc, and Paul W. Wales, MDa,b Pediatrics, 2012, published online ahead of print


This interesting study compares the rates of CVC infections when ethanol is used to lock long term TPN catheters in children instead of traditional heparin locks.  The impressive reduction in infection rates may stimulate interest in research in other patient groups.


Previous Comments

Nice. I hope no-one forgets to aspirate the catheter...
Jo Butler-29 Jan, 2012 04:33:50 PM