Chlorhexidine skin or cord care for prevention of mortality and infections in neonates.

@article{Sinha2015ChlorhexidineSO,
  title={Chlorhexidine skin or cord care for prevention of mortality and infections in neonates.},
  author={Anju Pradhan Sinha and Sunil Sazawal and Alok Pradhan and Siddarth Ramji and Newton Opiyo},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2015},
  volume={3},
  pages={
          CD007835
        }
}
BACKGROUND Affordable, feasible and efficacious interventions to reduce neonatal infections and improve neonatal survival are needed. Chlorhexidine, a broad spectrum topical antiseptic agent, is active against aerobic and anaerobic organisms and reduces neonatal bacterial colonisation and may reduce infection. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of neonatal skin or cord care with chlorhexidine versus routine care or no treatment for prevention of infections in late preterm or term newborn… 
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