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Influence of triple-lumen central venous catheters coated with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine on the incidence of catheter-related bacteremia.

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of triple-lumen central venous catheters coated with a combination product of chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine (CSS) in reducing the incidence of local catheter infection and catheter-related bacteremia. DESIGN: Randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: The surgical intensive care units in a university hospital. PATIENTS: All patients who needed central venous catheterization were randomized to receive either an uncoated triple-lumen catheter (n = 157) or...

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10.1001/archinte.158.1.81

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Vijayakumar, E More by this author
Brueggemann, A More by this author
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Journal:
Archives of internal medicine
Volume:
158
Issue:
1
Pages:
81-87
Publication date:
1998-01-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1538-3679
ISSN:
0003-9926
URN:
uuid:01acb12e-bc20-455a-a272-84a2bc1c30f9
Source identifiers:
384057
Local pid:
pubs:384057

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