1. Rigorous study finds widely used treatment for infection fails young cancer patients

    Rigorous study finds widely used treatment for infection fails young cancer patients

    ( St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ) St. Jude Children's Research Hospital found ethanol-lock therapy failed to prevent new or recurring infections in cancer patients with central venous catheters and was associated with increased complications.

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    1. Ethanol-lock therapy works in the laboratory to kill even tough-to-eradicate bacterial communities called biofilm.
    2. Based on these results, ethanol-lock therapy should not be routinely used in children with cancer or hematologic disorders.
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