Naomi O'Grady, Author at Cancer Therapy Advisor

Naomi O'Grady

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Intravascular catheter and device-related infections

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Vascular catheter use is a fundamental aspect of medical care in the United States, particularly in the critical care setting. Infection of indwelling catheters results in significant additional financial costs, increased length of hospital stays and significant patient morbidity. Most catheter-related bloodstream infections begin…

Endovascular Infections (endocarditis, septic thrombophelbitis, mycotic aneurysm)

1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Endovascular infections (EI) including endocarditis, septic thrombophlebitis and mycotic aneurysms should be suspected in any patient with prolonged bacteremia greater than 72 hours after starting appropriate antimicrobial therapy. Often these infections present with a constellation of clinical findings that will guide the clinician to…

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