Chlorhexidine versus povidone iodine in preventing colonization of continuous epidural catheters in children: a randomized, controlled trial.

@article{Kinirons2001ChlorhexidineVP,
  title={Chlorhexidine versus povidone iodine in preventing colonization of continuous epidural catheters in children: a randomized, controlled trial.},
  author={B P Kinirons and O Mimoz and Leila Lafendi and Thierry Naas and Julien Meunier and Patrice L. Nordmann},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={
          239-44
        }
}
  • B P Kinirons, O Mimoz, +3 authors Patrice L. Nordmann
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • BACKGROUND Chlorhexidine is better than povidone iodine for skin preparation before intravascular device insertion or blood culture collection, but it is not known whether chlorhexidine is superior in reducing colonization of continuous epidural catheters. METHODS Children requiring an epidural catheter for postoperative analgesia longer than 24 h were randomly assigned to receive skin preparation with an alcoholic solution of 0.5% chlorhexidine or an aqueous solution of 10% povidone iodine… CONTINUE READING

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