December 2021

Continuous Insulin Infusion Is Effective for Hypertriglyceridemia-Associated Pancreatitis
Hypertriglyceridemia is the third most common cause of acute pancreatitis, accounting for about 10% of cases. The management of hypertriglyceridemia-induced acute pancreatitis is not standardized. This study investigates the rate of hypertriglyceride response to continuous insulin infusions in patients with acute pancreatitis due to elevated triglyceride levels and identifies the predictive factors associated with this response. Read more.


Study Analyzes Peripheral IV Catheter Failure
Peripheral IV catheters are the most frequently utilized in-dwelling device. Nearly all hospitalized patients have an IV catheter inserted during their stay. However, these devices are not risk-free and are prone to complications and failures that can interfere with the treatment course. In order to determine the extent of these problematic issues, investigators conducted a secondary analysis of 12 prospective studies. Read more.

Possible Heparin Resistance in Patients Who Use IV Drugs
Recently it was observed that patients who use IV drugs may require higher heparin doses. However, there is a paucity of literature evaluating continuous heparin infusion rates in patients with a history of IV drug use. This review evaluated whether patients with a documented history of IV drug initiated on weight-based heparin infusions required higher than expected infusion rates to achieve a therapeutic activated partial thromboplastin time. Read more.

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