New Particle Understandings in Infusion Therapies Relevant to Intensive Care Patients
The objective of the convention was an exchange of information about foreign particles in regards to the production and inspection of pharmaceuticals, as well as the assessment of potential health risks for patients and possible ways of eliminating these. 150 participants from 10 countries discussed the experts' presentations. The following report deals primarily with information from presenters who focused on particle-induced infusion risks for patients.
Positive trend – recalls of drugs due to “invisible” particles have decreased in recent years
Particle burden for patients – national guidelines change infusion management
Nanoparticles in infusions – invisible but not without risks
Nanotoxic risk – impairment of microcirculation and increased risk of inflammation