Top News: #InfusionTherapy

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New Guideline Offers ‘Best Practices’ for PICC:

A multi-specialty panel has designed a best practices guide for the “insertion, care, and management” of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Read more


Histopathological image of multiple myoloma. Smear preparation of bone marrow aspirate stained with May-Grünwald-Giemsa procedure. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)Researchers Report Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy:

A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular therapy known as CTL019 developed by a team at the University of Pennsylvania. The investigational treatment was combined with chemotherapy and an autologous stem cell transplant – a new strategy designed to target and kill the cells that give rise to myeloma cells. Read more

photoAmbulatory Infusion Therapy:

Ambulatory infusion therapy is a flourishing nationwide trend. Due to a confluence of health care trends, such as an upsurge in specialty medications that require expert-level administration, a population increasing in age, and steep health care costs, a challenging, but lucrative opportunity for pharmacies and pharmacists alike has begun to emerge. – See more at:

[Patient receiving chemotherapy]Controlling gut bacteria may reduce gastrointestinal side effects of chemotherapy:

astly bouts of diarrhea are a common side effect of chemotherapy. Now, early evidence from new research conducted in mice, published in the journal Chemistry & Biology, suggests that microbes in the gut may be the cause. Read more

Source: Hospira websiteQ&A: Dial-a-flow tubing:

Q: We work in a single physician office based infusion clinic and we infuse drugs for rheumatoid arthritis by gravity, not by pump, because pumps are expensive. Me and the other nurse think dial-a flow tubing will be useful especially on a busy infusion day. What do you think? Read more