PICC Line: Serious Complications in Children Described

“Our children should not be exposed to the dangers of polyurethane and silicone PICC lines. There are safer alternative materials that reduce the risk of infection, blood clots, and sepsis. Super hydrophilic PICC lines substantially reduce the risk of infection and sepsis and all children deserve up-to-date devices that are designed to reduce these serious complications” [...]

2024-06-11T18:40:33+00:00April 8th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Call to Action for Sepsis Survivors: Reduce ICU-Hospital-Acquired Sepsis

The best way to prevent post-sepsis syndrome is to substantially reduce the number of patients who suffer from hospital-acquired sepsis. It is time for polyurethane and silicone central lines to be removed from the market with PICC lines and central lines available,” states Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney. Dr. Yajun He explains in [...]

2024-05-18T01:00:01+00:00April 1st, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Hospital-Acquired Sepsis: Twenty Percent Caused by Central-Lines, Including PICCs

"CLABSI and non-CLABSI HOB cases are associated with significant increases in morbidity, mortality, and cost," states Dr. Kalvin C. Yu, MD, Becton, Dickinson and Company. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney shares, “Hospital acquired bloodstream infections are caused by bacteria with increased resistance to antibiotics and increased ability to cause sepsis, organ failure, [...]

2024-05-17T23:38:10+00:00March 30th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Hospital Acquired Sepsis Worse than Community Acquired Sepsis: Line Sepsis in Focus

“Hospitals seeking to improve sepsis outcomes have developed different strategies for improving sepsis recognition and care in both the Emergency Department and inpatient settings,”states Dr. David Page, MD. University Alabama-Birmingham. What else did Dr. Page say in “Community-, Healthcare- and Hospital-Acquired Severe Sepsis Hospitalizations in the University Health System Consortium" published in Crit Care Med. [...]

2024-05-17T23:28:34+00:00March 29th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

PICC Line and Central Venous Catheters: Candida Auris, an Urgent Established Threat

“The emerging multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris has been labeled as an urgent threat by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In addition, the World Health Organization has designated C auris as a critical priority for research and public health action … The most common severe presentation is fungemia, which may be [...]

2024-05-17T23:23:35+00:00March 28th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Post-sepsis Syndrome: Consistent Pattern of Functional Disabilities

“Post-sepsis syndrome … is marked by a significantly increased risk of death and a poor health-related quality of life associated with a constellation of long-term effects that persist following the patient’s bout with sepsis. These include neurocognitive impairment, functional disability, psychological deficits, and worsening medical conditions,” states Dr. Zachary Mostel, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. [...]

2024-05-17T22:45:38+00:00March 25th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Leading Cause of Healthcare-associated Infections in Children with Cancer: Central Lines

“Clearly, children with cancer are at disproportional risk of line related sepsis and they should receive the super hydrophilic PICC lines and other central lines which substantially reduces the risk of infection and sepsis,” states Greg Vigna, MD, JD, National Sepsis Attorney. Greg Vigna, MD, JD, national pharmaceutical injury attorney explains, “Old, obsolete technology polyurethane and silicone [...]

2024-05-17T22:38:36+00:00March 24th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Cerebral Palsy and Line Sepsis: Defective Polyurethane and Silicone PICC Lines

“The results of this study, based on a contemporary cohort, confirm that proven sepsis has a major impact on neurodevelopmental outcome, independent of other risk factors,” states Dr. Luregn Schlapbach, NICU, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland. What did Dr. Schlapbach's report in “Impact of Sepsis on Neurodevelopmental Outcome in a Swiss National Cohort of Extremely [...]

2024-05-17T22:27:26+00:00March 23rd, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Hospital-acquired Sepsis “Warrants Expanded Investigation”

“Compared with patients with community-onset sepsis, patients with hospital-onset sepsis are twice as likely to require mechanical ventilation and ICU admission, have more than two times longer ICU and hospital length of stay, accrue five times higher hospital costs, and are twice as likely to die," states Dr. Jennifer Ginestra, MD. Critical Care Medicine. Greg [...]

2024-05-17T21:57:36+00:00March 19th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments

Neonatal Infection and its Association with Cerebral Palsy: Investigation is Required

We know that the old, obsolete polyurethane and silicone catheters used in PICC lines, central lines, and midlines do nothing to reduce the risk of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections.” Greg Vigna, MD, JD “Infections during the neonatal period are associated with cerebral palsy in both premature and term babies … the present study highlights the need to [...]

2024-05-17T21:23:03+00:00March 18th, 2024|News, PICC Lines|0 Comments
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