A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing transparent polyurethane and hydrocolloid dressings for central venous catheters.

@article{Nikoletti1999APR,
  title={A prospective, randomized, controlled trial comparing transparent polyurethane and hydrocolloid dressings for central venous catheters.},
  author={Suzanne Nikoletti and Gavin Leslie and S Gandossi and Geoffrey Wallace Coombs and Rachel M. Wilson},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 6},
  pages={488-96}
}
BACKGROUND This study was undertaken to determine the frequency of skin colonization, hub colonization, and central venous catheter colonization in transparent hydrocolloid versus standard polyurethane dressings. METHODS Adult patients requiring the insertion of a multilumen central venous catheter in an intensive care unit were randomized to receive either a standard polyurethane dressing or a transparent hydrocolloid dressing. Cultures were obtained from 125 skin insertion sites, 141… CONTINUE READING

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