Impact of umbilical cord cleansing with 4.0% chlorhexidine on time to cord separation among newborns in southern Nepal: a cluster-randomized, community-based trial.

@article{Mullany2006ImpactOU,
  title={Impact of umbilical cord cleansing with 4.0% chlorhexidine on time to cord separation among newborns in southern Nepal: a cluster-randomized, community-based trial.},
  author={Luke C Mullany and G L Darmstadt and Subarna K. Khatry and S. Leclerq and Joanne Katz and James M. Tielsch},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 5},
  pages={1864-71}
}
OBJECTIVE Within a community-based, cluster-randomized study of the effects of 4.0% chlorhexidine on omphalitis and mortality risk, we aimed to describe the distribution of times to separation and the impact of topical chlorhexidine treatment on cord-separation times. METHODS Between November 2002 and March 2005, 15123 infants were assigned randomly within communities in southern Nepal to receive 1 of the following 3 cord-care regimens: cleansing with 4.0% chlorhexidine, cleansing with soap… CONTINUE READING

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