Prospective randomized trial of 3 antiseptic solutions for prevention of catheter colonization in an intensive care unit for adult patients.

@article{Valls2008ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomized trial of 3 antiseptic solutions for prevention of catheter colonization in an intensive care unit for adult patients.},
  author={Jordi Vall{\'e}s and Imma Fern{\'a}ndez and D. Alcaraz and Enrique Chac{\'o}n and Alicia Cazorla and Maria Luisa Canals and Dolors Mariscal and Dion{\'i}sia Fontanals and A. Mor{\'o}n},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 9},
  pages={
          847-53
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the effectiveness for prevention of central venous and arterial catheter colonization of 3 skin antisepsis with 1 of 3 antiseptic solutions: 10% aqueous povidone iodine (aqueous PI), 2% aqueous chlorhexidine gluconate (aqueous CG), and 0.5% alcoholic chlorhexidine gluconate (alcoholic CG). DESIGN Prospective, randomized controlled trial. SETTING Intensive care unit in a teaching hospital. METHODS Patients were randomly assigned to 1 of the 3 skin antisepsis groups… CONTINUE READING
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