Jason Garman

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PURPOSE Percutaneously inserted central venous catheters are widely used. Catheter-related bacteremia or fungemia is the most frequent serious complication of these catheters. In an attempt to reduce the frequency of such infections, a subcutaneous cuff constructed of a biodegradable collagen matrix impregnated with bactericidal silver was developed. Our(More)
We performed a prospective randomized controlled trial to assess the efficacy of a chlorhexidine dressing in reducing the microbial flora at the insertion site of epidural catheters. These catheters were used for acute pain management and were dressed either by a standardized method or with a CHX/urethane sponge composite. Microbial colonization of the(More)
Many health care delivery organizations have experienced a flattening in the rate of their ability to decrease health care costs. Providers--if they are willing to take responsibility for care management and make appropriate investments to support the initiatives--are the logical party to take responsibility for improving care and cost control. Taking(More)