Efficacy of antiseptic-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis.

@article{Veenstra1999EfficacyOA,
  title={Efficacy of antiseptic-impregnated central venous catheters in preventing catheter-related bloodstream infection: a meta-analysis.},
  author={David L Veenstra and Sanjay Saint and S Saha and Thomas Lumley and Shannon D. Sullivan},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1999},
  volume={281 3},
  pages={
          261-7
        }
}
CONTEXT Central venous catheters impregnated with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine have recently been introduced for the prevention of catheter-related infections. However, there remains some uncertainty regarding the efficacy of these catheters because of conflicting reports in the literature. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of chlorhexidine-silver sulfadiazine-impregnated central venous catheters in the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infection. DATA SOURCES Studies… CONTINUE READING

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