A randomized trial of 2% chlorhexidine tincture compared with 10% aqueous povidone-iodine for venipuncture site disinfection: Effects on blood culture contamination rates.

@article{Suwanpimolkul2008ART,
  title={A randomized trial of 2% chlorhexidine tincture compared with 10% aqueous povidone-iodine for venipuncture site disinfection: Effects on blood culture contamination rates.},
  author={Gompol Suwanpimolkul and Montri Pongkumpai and Chusana Suankratay},
  journal={The Journal of infection},
  year={2008},
  volume={56 5},
  pages={
          354-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Contaminated blood cultures have been recognized as a bothersome issue, and continue to cause frustration for clinicians. Skin antiseptics can prevent blood culture contamination. To our knowledge, there have been no randomized studies to compare 2% alcoholic chlorhexidine and 10% aqueous povidone-iodine for venipuncture site disinfection. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of venipuncture site disinfection with 2% chlorhexidine in 70% alcohol and 10% aqueous… CONTINUE READING
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