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E Espigares, E Moreno Roldan, M Espigares, R Abreu, B Castro, A L Dib, Á Arias
The aim of this research was to study the phenotypic resistances to disinfectants and antibiotics in strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) obtained from Canary black pigs. Analyses were performed on 54 strains of MRSA, isolated in Canary black pigs from the province of Tenerife (Spain); all of them carried the mecA gene. The strains were isolated by means of nasal swab samples of healthy pigs, collected under veterinarian supervision. Bactericidal activity of antiseptics and disinfectants was tested by means of the dilution-neutralization method...
October 20, 2016: Zoonoses and Public Health
Rohan Merani, Zachary E McPherson, Alan P Luckie, Jagjit S Gilhotra, Jim Runciman, Shane Durkin, James Muecke, Mark Donaldson, Albert Aralar, Anupam Rao, Peter E Davies
PURPOSE: To determine the incidence of endophthalmitis in a large clinical series using aqueous chlorhexidine for antisepsis before intravitreal injection and to review the ophthalmic literature regarding chlorhexidine efficacy and safety. DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients receiving intravitreal injections from 7 retinal specialists. METHODS: An audit of intravitreal injections performed by retinal specialists who exclusively used aqueous chlorhexidine 0...
October 6, 2016: Ophthalmology
B D Enger, R R White, S C Nickerson, L K Fox
Two meta-analyses were conducted using data from peer-reviewed natural exposure (NE) and experimental challenge (EC) teat dip efficacy trials to identify factors influencing the new intramammary infection (IMI) rate. A NE data set containing 16 studies and an EC data set containing 21 studies were created. New IMI rate was calculated based on the percentage of new quarter infections per month (PNQI/mo) for each observation, in both data sets, and used as the dependent variable for model derivation. A linear, mixed-effects model with a random study effect, weighted by number of quarters eligible for infection, was derived for each data set...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Dairy Science
Elizabeth Story-Roller, Melvin P Weinstein
Blood cultures (BC) are the standard method for diagnosis of bloodstream infections (BSI). However, the average BC contamination rate (CR) in US hospitals is 2.9%, potentially resulting in unnecessary antibiotic use and excessive therapy costs. Several studies have compared various skin antisepsis agents without a clear consensus as to which agent is most effective in reducing contamination. A prospective, randomized crossover study was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) directly comparing blood culture contamination rates using chlorhexidine vs...
October 5, 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Gregory J Bever, Frank L Brodie, David G Hwang
BACKGROUND: Chlorhexidine skin preparation has been shown to provide highly effective antimicrobial presurgical skin cleansing. However, there is a significant risk of ocular toxicity when it is used in periocular areas. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe 2 cases of significant corneal damage resulting from 4% chlorhexidine gluconate preoperative skin cleanser, despite the use of protective occlusive dressing over the eyes. Because of the potential for severe corneal toxicity resulting from use of chlorhexidine, alternative agents such as 10% povidone-iodine should be considered for skin preparation near periocular areas whenever possible...
September 16, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Rashmi Jawade, Vishnudas Bhandari, Gauri Ugale, Snehal Taru, Surbhi Khaparde, Arun Kulkarni, Mukesh Ardale, Shraddha Marde
INTRODUCTION: Dentists are more prone for developing infectious diseases especially related to respiratory system. The ultrasonic scaler which is a major source of dental aerosol production is most frequently used contrivance in a dental set up. AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of povidone iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate as an ultrasonic liquid coolant on aerosols in comparison with distilled water. The objectives of this study were to compare the potency of povidone iodine and chlorhexidine gluconate on reducing dental aerosols and quantitative assessment of microbial content of dental aerosols at right, left and behind the dental chair...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Marjolein van der Sluijs, Eveline van der Sluijs, Fridus van der Weijden, Dagmar Else Slot
AIM: To establish the added effect of a chemotherapeutic cooling solution in an ultrasonic device on clinical parameters of periodontal inflammation following non-surgical periodontal therapy. METHODS: The MEDLINE-PubMed, Cochrane-CENTRAL and the EMBASE databases were searched. Probing pocket depth(PPD) and clinical attachment level(CAL) and their changes were selected as outcome variables. Subgroup analyses were performed according to the following active ingredients: essential oils(EO), povidone-iodine(PVP) and chlorhexidine(CHX)...
August 10, 2016: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Brad S Oriel, Kamal M F Itani
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections (SSI) remain a significant problem to both the patients and the healthcare system. Value care and standardized quality measures continue to promote improvement in surgical asepsis, but certain debates remain unresolved in the field of surgical hand antisepsis. METHODS: Review of relevant accounts and literature. RESULTS: Controversy has existed regarding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s 1994 Tentative Final Monograph (TFM), which defined how surgical hand antisepsis products are assessed...
August 10, 2016: Surgical Infections
L Párducz, I Eszik, G Wagner, K Burián, V Endrész, D P Virok
UNLABELLED: Bacterial vaginosis is a frequent dysbiosis, where the normal lactobacillus-dominated flora is replaced by an anaerob/aerob polymicrobial flora. Bacterial vaginosis increases the risk of acquiring sexually transmitted infections (STI) including the most frequent Chlamydia trachomatis infections. Intravaginal antiseptics are part of the bacterial vaginosis treatment, and ideally they should also inhibit the bacterial vaginosis-related STI. Therefore, we tested the antichlamydial activity of four antiseptics: iodine aqueous solution, povidone-iodine, chlorhexidine and borax...
October 2016: Letters in Applied Microbiology
Arvind U Gowda, Karan Chopra, Emile N Brown, Sheri Slezak, Yvonne Rasko
BACKGROUND: Implant-based breast reconstruction is commonly performed by plastic surgeons worldwide. Bacterial contamination is of paramount concern because of its role in biofilm formation and capsular contracture. Plastic surgeons have adopted a variety of perioperative interventions in efforts to reduce implant contamination; however, definitive evidence supporting these practices is lacking. OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to assess current practice patterns aimed at reducing implant-related infections...
July 26, 2016: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Nai Ming Lai, Nai An Lai, Elizabeth O'Riordan, Nathorn Chaiyakunapruk, Jacqueline E Taylor, Kenneth Tan
BACKGROUND: The central venous catheter (CVC) is a device used for many functions, including monitoring haemodynamic indicators and administering intravenous medications, fluids, blood products and parenteral nutrition. However, as a foreign object, it is susceptible to colonisation by micro-organisms, which may lead to catheter-related blood stream infection (BSI) and in turn, increased mortality, morbidities and health care costs. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of skin antisepsis as part of CVC care for reducing catheter-related BSIs, catheter colonisation, and patient mortality and morbidities...
2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Kenneth D Steinsapir, Julie A Woodward
BACKGROUND: Effective antiseptic to reduce surgical site infections is a cornerstone of modern surgery. Chlorhexidine gluconate-based antiseptics are among the most effective of these products. Unfortunately, chlorhexidine solutions are toxic to the cornea and middle ear, and they pose a splash risk to both the patient and health care personnel. OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical evidence that led to the disavowal of chlorhexidine antiseptic solution for use on the face and head...
July 4, 2016: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
Justine Pages, Pascal Hazera, Bruno Mégarbane, Damien du Cheyron, Marie Thuong, Jean-Jacques Dutheil, Xavier Valette, François Fournel, Leonard A Mermel, Jean-Paul Mira, Cédric Daubin, Jean-Jacques Parienti
PURPOSE: Compare the effectiveness of different cutaneous antiseptics in reducing risk of catheter-related infection in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: We compared the risk of central venous catheter-related infection according to four-step (scrub, rinse, dry, and disinfect) alcoholic 5 % povidone-iodine (PVI-a, n = 1521), one-step (disinfect) alcoholic 2 % chlorhexidine (2 % CHX-a, n = 1116), four-step alcoholic <1 % chlorhexidine (<1 % CHX-a, n = 357), and four-step aqueous 10 % povidone-iodine (PVI, n = 368) antiseptics used for cutaneous disinfection and catheter care during the 3SITES multicenter randomized controlled trial...
September 2016: Intensive Care Medicine
Ahmed Al-Niaimi, Laurel W Rice, Uppal Shitanshu, Bonnie Garvens, Megan Fitzgerald, Sara Zerbel, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: The use of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) as an intraoperative vaginal preparation has been shown to be more effective than vaginal povidone-iodine (PI) in decreasing vaginal bacterial colony counts. However, PI remains the standard vaginal preparation because of concerns of CHG's potential for vaginal irritation. The primary outcome of this study is a comparison of the rate of patient-reported vaginal irritation between 2% CHG and PI. METHODS: Consecutive patients were enrolled in a pre-post study...
September 1, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
Wenjie Liu, Yuchen Duan, Wenyao Cui, Li Li, Xia Wang, Heling Dai, Chao You, Maojun Chen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of several antiseptics in decreasing the blood culture contamination rate. DESIGN: Network meta-analysis. DATA SOURCE: Electronic searches of PubMed and Embase were conducted up to November 2015. Only randomized controlled trials or quasi-randomized controlled trials were eligible. We applied no language restriction. A comprehensive review of articles in the reference lists was also accomplished for possible relevant studies...
July 2016: International Journal of Nursing Studies
Methodius G Tuuli, Molly J Stout, Shannon Martin, Roxane M Rampersad, Alison G Cahill, George A Macones
BACKGROUND: Subcuticular skin closure with suture after cesarean has been shown to result in lower rates of wound complications than with staple closure. However, the optimal choice of suture material for subcuticular skin closure is unclear. Vicryl (a braided multifilament synthetic suture; Ethicon, Somerville, NJ) and Monocryl (a monofilament synthetic suture; Ethicon) are the commonly used suture materials for subcuticular closure of transverse skin incisions after cesarean in the United States...
October 2016: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Liang Qin Liu, Sinead Mehigan
This systematic review aimed to critically appraise and synthesize updated evidence regarding the effect of surgical-scrub techniques on skin integrity and the incidence of surgical site infections. Databases searched include the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature, MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Central. Our review was limited to eight peer-reviewed, randomized controlled trials and two nonrandomized controlled trials published in English from 1990 to 2015. Comparison models included traditional hand scrubbing with chlorhexidine gluconate or povidone-iodine against alcohol-based hand rubbing, scrubbing with a brush versus without a brush, and detergent-based antiseptics alone versus antiseptics incorporating alcohol solutions...
May 2016: AORN Journal
Leonardo Lorente
After the publication in 2011 of latest guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSI) some interesting findings have been published in that field. There has been published that skin disinfection with chlorhexidine alcohol reduced the risk of CRBSI compared to skin disinfection with povidone iodine alcohol, that the implementation of quality improvement interventions reduced the incidence of CRBSI, that the use of chlorhexidine impregnated dressing compared to standard dressings reduced the risk of CRBSI and catheter related cost in an health economic model, and that the use of antimicrobial/antiseptic impregnated catheters reduced the incidence of CRBSI and catheter related cost in clinical studies...
March 2016: Annals of Translational Medicine
B M Davies, H C Patel
Introduction Surgical site infection (SSI) is a significant cause of postoperative morbidity and mortality. Effective preoperative antisepsis is a recognised prophylactic, with commonly used agents including chlorhexidine (CHG) and povidone-iodine (PVI). However, there is emerging evidence to suggest an additional benefit when they are used in combination. Methods We analysed data from our prospective SSI database on patients undergoing clean cranial neurosurgery between October 2011 and April 2014. We compared the case-mix adjusted odds of developing a SSI in patients undergoing skin preparation with CGH or PVI alone or in combination...
July 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
E-M Decker, V Bartha, A Kopunic, C von Ohle
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In the therapy of destructive periodontal disease, chemical antimicrobial agents and increasingly photodynamic therapy (PDT) play an important adjunctive role to standard mechanical anti-infective treatment procedures. However, both antiseptic methods have their shortcomings in terms of eliminating periodontal pathogens. The aim of the study was to compare the antibacterial efficacy of different antiseptic mouthrinses, of a conventional and a new, modified PDT(plus) as well as of the different antiseptic mouthrinses combined with either the conventional or the modified PDT(plus) against periopathogens...
April 1, 2016: Journal of Periodontal Research
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