Randomized controlled trial of chlorhexidine dressing and highly adhesive dressing for preventing catheter-related infections in critically ill adults.

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RATIONALE Most vascular catheter-related infections (CRIs) occur extraluminally in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). Chlorhexidine-impregnated and strongly adherent dressings may decrease catheter colonization and CRI rates. OBJECTIVES To determine if chlorhexidine-impregnated and strongly adherent dressings decrease catheter colonization and CRI… (More)
DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201206-1038OC

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