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Taraprasad Das, Ravindran D. Ravilla, Sriam D. Ravilla, Kannan Venkatesh; The Endophthalmitis Kit (E-KIT). Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2012;53(14):1680.
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To provide essential first- intervention material for treatment of bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis in a ready- to- use kit.
We have developed E- kit that contains most essential devices (wire speculum, povidone iodine, syringes, and butter fly needle), antibiotics (ceftazidime 250 mg vial and vancomycin 100 mg vial) and antifungal (voriconazole 1 mg vial) for initial treatment of bacterial and fungal endophthalmitis. We used visual analogue scale (VAS) to score the health personnel comfort of each contents of the kit in 2 sites and 20 consecutive patients.
The antibiotics preparation was reduced to two-step instead of current four- step procedure. The overall comfort improved by 1.34 fold while using the E-kit in endophthalmitis patients. The comfort level improvement in antibiotic preparation was 2.70 fold for anti bacterial antibiotics and 3.02 fold for anti fungal antibiotic.
The E-kit benefit included accurate and easy-to- prepare antibiotics and antifungal, safe vitreous biopsy and intravitreal injection, reduced ordering time and inventory cost.
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