Prevention of hemodialysis subclavian vein catheter infections by topical povidone-iodine.

@article{Levin1991PreventionOH,
  title={Prevention of hemodialysis subclavian vein catheter infections by topical povidone-iodine.},
  author={Adeera Levin and Anthony J. Mason and Kailash K. Jindal and Ignatius William Fong and Marc B. Goldstein},
  journal={Kidney international},
  year={1991},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={934-8}
}
Subclavian catheter (SCC) related infections are a major cause of morbidity in hemodialysis patients, the vast majority due to staphylococci species. Povidone-iodine (PI) has proven anti-staphylococcal activity. Therefore, a randomized controlled trial of topical PI ointment was undertaken to evaluate the impact of this prophylactic intervention on the incidence of SCC related infections in hemodialysis patients. The role of S. aureus nasal carrier state in the acquisition of infection was also… CONTINUE READING