Navigation Links
Simpler and cheaper antibiotic prophylaxis with insertion of nutrition catheter in the stomach
Date:7/2/2010

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet recommends a new routine for protection against infection when percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), a tube for feeding directly through the abdominal wall, is surgically inserted in the stomach. The new routine is both simpler and cheaper than the one used today. The method, presented in the British Medical Journal, has been clinically tested on over 200 patients at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm County, Sweden.

PEG is typically used for patients unable to swallow and eat in the usual way, and used when improvement in the short term is not expected, for example, in case the patient has throat cancer, esophagus cancer or got a stroke. In Sweden there are several thousand PEG operations per year, and surgery is increasing. One problem with surgery is that the risk of infection is high, which at worst can lead to death. To reduce the risk of infection, cefuroxime, a type of liquid antibiotics for use directly in the blood stream is given today, one hour before surgery.

"It is always difficult for the operating doctor to know whether the infection preventive treatment has been given on time, which could stop the whole operation process", says Dr John Blomberg, PhD Student at Karolinska Institutet and Senior Physician at Karolinska University Hospital.

"In some cases, it is impossible to insert a PEG and then the antibiotics have been given unnecessarily. When a PEG operation fails, which occurs in every ten cases, it usually depends on how the internal organs are located in relation to the abdominal wall and stomach", Dr Blomberg continues.

With the new method for protection against infection, which he and his colleagues present in the scientific journal BMJ, the patient is instead given different antibiotic drugs, a combination of sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim, as a direct solution in PEG-catheter after surgery is completed. This routine in combinati
'/>"/>

Contact: Press Office
pressinfo@ki.se
46-852-486-077
Karolinska Institutet
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New Implanted Defibrillator May Be Simpler, Safer
2. Launching New Cloud Server Technologies on Website Hosting and Much Cheaper Web Hosting
3. FDA Urges Limiting Antibiotics in Meat
4. Quick Use of Antibiotics Best for COPD Flare-Ups
5. Antibiotic Resistance Can Last a Year, Review Finds
6. Minilab can quickly identify antibiotic residues in milk, before it leaves the barn
7. Combination antibiotics effective against chlamydia-induced arthritis
8. Antibiotic regimen effective for reactive arthritis
9. Researchers find compound effective in destroying antibiotic-resistant biofilms
10. Misinformation about antibiotics can travel to large audience via Twitter: study
11. Misinformation About Antibiotics Can Travel to Large Audience Via Twitter: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... buyer power score of 4.1 out of 5. ... market that have been underpinning buyer negotiation power ... IBISWorld procurement analyst Anna Son, “during the period, ... with rising costs associated with new product development, ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 12, 2014 Recently, MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com, the popular ... new collection of 2014 Quinceanera dresses . The ... want to look fashionable without paying a large amount ... up to 57% off. , The company’s online shop ... get amazing special occasion outfits. In addition to exquisite ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 11, 2014 Ticket Down reports that tickets ... and 3rd place World Cup Match between Brazil and ... will take place on Saturday, July 12th at Estadio Nacional ... Finals will take place on Sunday, July 13th at Estadio ... All tickets for the 2014 World Cup are guaranteed to ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... -- People with the lowest incomes may have a higher ... a new study suggests. People with PAD have narrowing ... often the legs. The condition causes leg pain and is ... body. People with PAD have a higher risk for heart ... people with PAD who took part in the U.S. National ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... 2014 As part of its ... LLP has been closely monitoring the ongoing meeting ... Obstetrics and Gynecology Devices Panel, which has ... cancer risks associated with the use of power ... a report published by Dow Jones Business News, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 2Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 3Health News:Floor-Grade Instruments Procurement Category Market Research Report from IBISWorld has Been Updated 4Health News:Cheap Quinceanera Dresses Now Available At MagicQuinceaneraDresses.com 2Health News:Argentina vs. Germany World Cup Finals Tickets & Brazil vs. Netherlands 3rd Place World Cup Tickets Are in Huge Demand 2Health News:Poor More Prone to Leg Circulation Trouble 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 2Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 3Health News:Morcellator Lawsuit News: Bernstein Liebhard LLP Notes Financial Ties Between FDA Advisory Panel Members and Manufacturers of Power Morcellators 4
... So what do you get for the nut,that has ... the Ask Doctor Chuck talking therapy doll?, You can ... by providing,someone who needs it, their own personal and portable ... kook in line, which could,earn you the undying gratitude of ...
... Higher-risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes (MDS), Thalidomide in Multiple ... ... Pharmion Corporation,(Nasdaq: PHRM ) reported today that data from ... will,be presented at the American Society of Hematology,s (ASH) 49th Annual,Meeting ...
... Dec. 6 Arete Therapeutics Inc., a,privately-held biopharmaceutical ... of cardiovascular, inflammatory and,metabolic diseases, today announced the ... directors., "We are very pleased to welcome ... and operational insights will be of great benefit ...
... More in ... 2008, - Late-Stage Pipeline Offers Promising Outlook; 6 Launches Expected by end ... of 2011, ... in Unprecedented 44 New Molecules Under Development, - Transformation Efforts to Focus ...
... StemCor Systems, Inc., a,medical device company developing ... it has acquired U.S. Patent 6,849,051,"Devices And ... associated,know-how from USPure Sciences, LLC. The patent ... from bone cavities. The concept and,technologies are ...
... EpiCept Corporation,(Nasdaq and OMX Nordic Exchange: EPCT) today ... a company overview at the New York Society,of ... Pharma,Conference on December 12, 2007 at 4:05 p.m. ... NYSSA,s headquarters at 1177 Avenue of the Americas ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The Cure for Holiday Stress 2Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 2Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 3Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 4Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 5Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 6Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 7Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 8Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 9Health News:Pharmion to Present Clinical Data on Key Hematology Products at American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting 10Health News:Arete Therapeutics Appoints Donald Santel to Board of Directors 2Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 2Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 3Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 4Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 5Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 6Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 7Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 8Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 9Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 10Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 11Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 12Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 13Health News:Lilly Showcases Pipeline Opportunities to Wall Street, Sets 2008 Financial Guidance and Outlines Transformation Strategy 14Health News:StemCor Systems Announces Acquisition of Intellectual Property to Enhance Bone Marrow Aspiration Platform 2Health News:StemCor Systems Announces Acquisition of Intellectual Property to Enhance Bone Marrow Aspiration Platform 3Health News:EpiCept Corporation to Present at The New York Society of Security Analysts 11th Annual Biotech & Specialty Pharma Conference 2Health News:EpiCept Corporation to Present at The New York Society of Security Analysts 11th Annual Biotech & Specialty Pharma Conference 3
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Breg, Inc., a premier provider ... the FreeRunner™ knee brace with new innovations to ... mal-tracking return to active lifestyles.  FreeRunner,s patent-pending design ... providing support when patients need it most, and ... Patellofemoral issues are the most common ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014  BC Technical, the largest ... MiE America , Inc., a leading provider of Siemens ... a long-term agreement naming BC Technical as the authorized ... MiE and BC Technical announced today that ... establish BC Technical as the service and systems provider ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... CAESAREA, Israel , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... Dario™ Diabetes Management Solution, today announced the appointment ... an independent member of its Board of Directors. ... of legal and business experience to LabStyle as ... director, and legal and corporate governance expert. He ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Breg Introduces Knee Brace to Help Runners with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 2LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 3LabStyle Innovations Welcomes Richard B. Stone to its Board of Directors 4
Hydrodissection / Aspiration Cannula, 25 g. Angled with right hook. 10 mm angled shaft with 2.5 mm right hook tip. Overall length 20 mm. 5/box....
Posterior Capsule Polisher, 23 g., 30 angle small gauge with roughened tip, open end port. Overall length 16 mm. 5/box....
Irrigating Cystotome, formed, 27 g., short 8 mm curved tip. Overall length 14 mm. 5/box....
Peribulbar Needle, 23 g. Atkinson style bevel. Overall length 31 mm. 5/box....
Medicine Products: