Ethanol Lock Therapy in Reducing Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections in Adult Home Parenteral Nutrition Patients
Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 08/21/2012
John BJ et al. – The study supports the efficacy and safety of ethanol lock therapy (ELT) in reducing catheter–related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs)–related admissions in HPN patients and potentially helps reduce the burden of CRBSI–related healthcare costs. This novel technique shows great promise as a standard prophylaxis for CRBSI in HPN patients and must be incorporated in routine practice.