Chlorhexidine Bathing and Infections in Critically Ill Patients—Reply

Chlorhexidine Bathing and Infections in Critically Ill Patients—Reply
In Reply Dr van Zanten asks about other infection prevention strategies and adherence in our pragmatic, cluster-randomized, crossover trial testing the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing on health care–associated infection rates. The intervention
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Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate reduces pediatric CLABSI
Bathing pediatric patients with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate reduced the frequency of central line-associated bloodstream infections by 59% and could significantly cut costs for hospitals, according to a study presented at the Association for
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Chlorhexidine Prevents Deaths in Newborns
A low-cost antiseptic used to clean the cord after birth could help reduce infant death rates in developing countries by 12 percent, a systematic review published in The Cochrane Library suggests. Authors of the review found that when chlorhexidine was
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