Prevention of haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheter related infection by topical povidone-iodine.

@article{Fong1993PreventionOH,
  title={Prevention of haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis catheter related infection by topical povidone-iodine.},
  author={Ignatius William Fong},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  year={1993},
  volume={69 Suppl 3},
  pages={S15-7}
}
Catheter related sepsis, especially with staphylococci, is one of the most important complications of haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis. In a prospective, randomized, open study of 129 haemodialysis patients, exit site infection and bacteraemia were significantly greater in the untreated group (18.2% each) than the group treated with povidone-iodine (PVP-I) ointment (4.8% each), P < 0.02. In nasal carriers of S. aureus, PVP-I resulted in 100% risk reduction of bacteraemia and exit site… CONTINUE READING