Central venous catheter colonization in critically ill patients: a prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing standard with two antiseptic-impregnated catheters.

@article{Dnser2005CentralVC,
  title={Central venous catheter colonization in critically ill patients: a prospective, randomized, controlled study comparing standard with two antiseptic-impregnated catheters.},
  author={Martin W. D{\"u}nser and Andreas J. Mayr and Guido Hinterberger and Cornelia Lass Fl{\"o}rl and Hanno Ulmer and Stefan Schmid and Barbara Friesenecker and I. T. Lorenz and Walter R. Hasibeder},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={1778-84}
}
In this prospective, randomized, controlled, unblinded study, we compared colonization rates of a standard, unimpregnated central venous catheter (CVC) with rates for silver-coated and chlorhexidine-silversulfadiazine (CH-SS)-impregnated CVC. Patient characteristics, CVC insertion site, indwelling time, and colonization detected by semiquantitative and quantitative microbiologic techniques were documented. Two-hundred-seventy-five critically ill patients were included into the study protocol… CONTINUE READING

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