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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081301/shortening-the-application-time-of-alcohol-based-hand-rubs-to-15-seconds-may-improve-the-frequency-of-hand-antisepsis-actions-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Axel Kramer, Didier Pittet, Romana Klasinc, Stefan Krebs, Torsten Koburger, Christoph Fusch, Ojan Assadian
BACKGROUND For alcohol-based hand rubs, the currently recommended application time of 30 seconds is longer than the actual time spent in clinical practice. We investigated whether a shorter application time of 15 seconds is microbiologically safe in neonatal intensive care and may positively influence compliance with the frequency of hand antisepsis actions. METHODS We conducted in vitro experiments to determine the antimicrobial efficacy of hand rubs within 15 seconds, followed by clinical observations to assess the effect of a shortened hand antisepsis procedure under clinical conditions in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...
October 30, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061869/infection-prevention-and-control-in-pediatric-ambulatory-settings
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REVIEW
Mobeen H Rathore, Mary Anne Jackson
Since the American Academy of Pediatrics published its statement titled "Infection Prevention and Control in Pediatric Ambulatory Settings" in 2007, there have been significant changes that prompted this updated statement. Infection prevention and control is an integral part of pediatric practice in ambulatory medical settings as well as in hospitals. Infection prevention and control practices should begin at the time the ambulatory visit is scheduled. All health care personnel should be educated regarding the routes of transmission and techniques used to prevent the transmission of infectious agents...
November 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29061748/in-vitro-evaluation-of-povidone-iodine-and-chlorhexidine-against-outbreak-and-non-outbreak-strains-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-using-standard-quantitative-suspension-and-carrier-testing
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Aristine Cheng, Hsin-Yun Sun, Yi-Tzu Tsai, Un-In Wu, Yu-Chung Chuang, Jann-Tay Wang, Wang-Huei Sheng, Po-Ren Hsueh, Yee-Chun Chen, Shan-Chwen Chang
BackgroundPovidone-iodine (PI) and chlorhexidine (CHX) are widely used antiseptics active against conventional Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacteriaceae, Candida species and viruses but their efficacy against Mycobacterium abscessus remain unproven.MethodsWe determined the in vitro potency of alcoholic PI and CHX against M. abscessus subspecies abscessus (ATCC 19977), M. abscessus subspecies bolletii (BCRC 16915), our outbreak strain of M. abscessus subspecies massiliense (TPE 101) in reference to Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 29213) by standard quantitative suspension and carrier methods (EN 14563)...
October 23, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019097/efficacy-of-conventional-and-liposomal-povidone-iodine-in-infected-mesh-skin-grafts-an-exploratory-study
#4
Peter M Vogt, Joerg Hauser, Stefan Mueller, Bjoern Bosse, Michael Hopp
INTRODUCTION: Infection is a major threat to wound healing and a leading cause of graft loss in patients undergoing meshed skin grafts (MSGs). Therefore, topical antisepsis is important in the overall treatment scheme. METHODS: An exploratory satellite group of 14 patients with infected MSGs were enrolled as part of a prospective, randomized, controlled, parallel-group, open-label, pilot Phase II study that investigated the efficacy and tolerability of 3% liposomal povidone-iodine hydrogel (PVP-ILH, Repithel(®); RepiGel(®)) versus chlorhexidine gauze in non-infected MSGs...
October 10, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972422/a-pioneer-in-two-worlds-thomas-keith-1827-1895-photographer-and-surgeon
#5
Iain Macintyre
Thomas Keith, an Edinburgh surgeon, was an early and successful exponent of the operation of ovariotomy (ovarian cystectomy). He published detailed accounts of all of the patients on whom he carried out this procedure and his published success rate proved to be amongst the best in the world. The leading American surgeon J Marion Sims, who visited Keith to determine the reasons for this success, concluded that Keith's achievement resulted from meticulous attention to detail and his emphasis on the cleanliness of the instruments and the operating field, before this was generally adopted...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28967509/skin-antisepsis-with-0-05-sodium-hypochlorite-before-central-venous-catheter-insertion-in-neonates-a-2-year-single-center-experience
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Matilde Ciccia, Roksana Chakrokh, Dario Molinazzi, Angela Zanni, Patrizia Farruggia, Fabrizio Sandri
AIM: The study reports a 2-year single-center experience of the practice of skin antisepsis using a 0.05% sodium hypochlorite solution before central venous catheter placement in neonates. METHODS: Eligible subjects included any hospitalized neonate who needed a central line for at least 48 hours. Infants were excluded if they had a generalized or localized skin disorder. An ad hoc Excel (Microsoft Corp, Redmond, WA) file was used to record the data from each patient...
September 26, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963158/antisepsis-of-the-skin-before-spinal-surgery-with-povidone-iodine-alcohol-followed-by-chlorhexidine-gluconate-alcohol-versus-povidone-iodine-alcohol-applied-twice-for-the-prevention-of-contamination-of-the-wound-by-bacteria-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
S Patrick, A McDowell, A Lee, A Frau, U Martin, E Gardner, G McLorinan, N Eames
AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine whether the sequential application of povidone iodine-alcohol (PVI) followed by chlorhexidine gluconate-alcohol (CHG) would reduce surgical wound contamination to a greater extent than PVI applied twice in patients undergoing spinal surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre, interventional, two arm, parallel group randomised controlled trial was undertaken, involving 407 patients who underwent elective spinal surgery...
October 2017: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948926/who-s-recommendation-for-surgical-skin-antisepsis-is-premature-authors-reply
#8
Benedetta Allegranzi, Matthias Egger, Didier Pittet, Peter Bischoff, Peter Nthumba, Joseph Solomkin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817989/optimal-skin-antiseptic-agents-for-prevention-of-surgical-site-infection-in-cesarean-section-a-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis
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Huaping Huang, Guirong Li, Haiyan Wang, Mei He
PURPOSE: The best choice of antiseptic agent for skin preparation at cesarean section remains controversial. We performed this meta-analysis to assess whether chlorhexidine (CH)-based skin antisepsis was more effective than povidone iodine (PI)-based antisepsis for the prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) after cesarean section. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched to identify English publications that compared chlorhexidine gluconate (CH) as a skin preparation agent with PI in cesarean section...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811083/phenotypic-chlorhexidine-and-triclosan-susceptibility-in-clinical-staphylococcus-aureus-isolates-in-australia
#10
C Hughes, J Ferguson
Antiseptics such as chlorhexidine gluconate and triclosan are widely used in healthcare settings for both skin antisepsis and decolonisation of Staphylococcus aureus. We determined the minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) of 198 methicillin susceptible and resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates to both chlorhexidine and triclosan using an agar dilution method. Of these, 10% (19/198) showed a raised MIC to chlorhexidine and 3% (6/198) showed an elevated MIC to triclosan. The multilocus sequence type (MLST) of each isolate was predicted using a binary method, and although ST93-MRSA-IV was the most common, ST22-MRSA-IV was shown to have statistically higher chlorhexidine MIC values compared with non ST22-MRSA-IV isolates (z = -8...
August 12, 2017: Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796148/pain-and-antisepsis-after-ocular-administration-of-povidone-iodine-versus-chlorhexidine
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Carmen Oakley, Penny Allen, Joobin Hooshmand, Brendan J T Vote
PURPOSE: To investigate ocular bacterial count before and after antisepsis with aqueous chlorhexidine (AC) or povidone-iodine (PI) and to assess discomfort with each agent. METHODS: Bacterial swabs were taken from participants' eyes before and after antisepsis. These underwent microscopy, culture, and sensitivity testing. Aqueous chlorhexidine drops were administered to left eyes and PI to right eyes. Participants rated their pain (scale 0-10) for each eye but were blinded to the type of drop...
August 8, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790056/alcoholic-versus-aqueous-chlorhexidine-for-skin-antisepsis-the-avalanche-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Daniel Charles, Clare F Heal, Meth Delpachitra, Michael Wohlfahrt, Debbie Kimber, Julie Sullivan, Sheldon Browning, Sabine Saednia, Alexandra Hardy, Jennifer Banks, Petra Buttner
BACKGROUND: Preoperative skin antisepsis is routine practice. We compared alcoholic chlorhexidine with aqueous chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis to prevent surgical site infection after minor skin excisions in general practice. METHODS: We conducted this prospective, multicentre, randomized controlled trial in 4 private general practices in North Queensland, Australia, from October 2015 to August 2016. Consecutive adult patients presenting for minor skin excisions were randomly assigned to undergo preoperative skin antisepsis with 0...
August 8, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780782/endophthalmitis-prophylaxis-for-cataract-surgery
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REVIEW
Aravind Haripriya, Zervin R Baam, David F Chang
Endophthalmitis after cataract surgery is a rare but potentially devastating complication. There is great variability in endophthalmitis prophylaxis practice patterns worldwide. Treatment varies globally and is based on the microbiological profile and availability of formulations. Periocular povidone-iodine antisepsis is universally adopted and considered the standard of care in most practices. Perioperative topical antibiotics are also very popular despite the lack of level 1 evidence confirming efficacy. Based on growing observational evidence, routine intracameral antibiotic prophylaxis is increasing, especially where approved commercial intraocular preparations are available...
July 2017: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768592/effect-of-hand-lotion-on-the-effectiveness-of-hygienic-hand-antisepsis-implications-for-practicing-hand-hygiene
#14
Helga Paula, Nils-Olaf Hübner, Ojan Assadian, Katja Bransmöller, Romy Baguhl, Harald Löffler, Axel Kramer
BACKGROUND: Skin protection products should be used after washing hands with soap, during breaks, after work, and during leisure time. Aside from their beneficial effects, skin care products may also interact with alcohol-based hand disinfectants by reducing their efficacy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of a hand lotion on the effectiveness of hygienic hand antisepsis using an alcohol-based handrub. METHODS: The effect of a protective hand lotion against an isopropyl alcohol-based handrub was investigated in 20 healthy volunteers according to the European standard test procedure EN 1500 in the following combinations: handwashing and application of hand lotion, only application of hand lotion, and no washing and no hand lotion (control), each for 5 minutes or 1 hour before hand antisepsis...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748749/spyridon-magginas-1839-1920-and-one-of-the-first-successful-radical-nephrectomies
#15
Antonis A Kousoulis, Gregory Tsoucalas
Spyridon Magginas was among the Greek doctors of the turn of the century who trained abroad with the hope of returning to their native country to offer their services. He became a professor in the "Othonion University" of Athens to promote surgery among young physicians. He was raised in an upper social class family and, reportedly, had an arrogant behaviour, which occasionally led him to have ineffective patient interactions. His patient, and an important Greek writer, Emmanuel Rhoides, nicknamed him the "surgeon beast" for neglecting his case...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697103/chlorhexidine-alcohol-compared-with-povidone-iodine-for-preoperative-topical-antisepsis-for-abdominal-hysterectomy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Shitanshu Uppal, Ali Bazzi, R Kevin Reynolds, John Harris, Mark D Pearlman, Darrell A Campbell, Daniel M Morgan
OBJECTIVE: To compare preoperative chlorhexidine-alcohol topical antiseptic agent with povidone-iodine in patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy for benign indications. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients undergoing abdominal hysterectomy from July 2012 to February 2015 in the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative was performed. The primary exposure was the use of chlorhexidine-alcohol or povidone-iodine. The primary outcome was surgical site infection within 30 days...
August 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691814/intervention-of-dietary-dipeptide-gamma-l-glutamyl-l-valine-%C3%AE-ev-ameliorates-inflammatory-response-in-a-mouse-model-of-lps-induced-sepsis
#17
MacKenzie E Chee, Kaustav Majumder, Yoshinori Mine
Sepsis, the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) with infection is one of the leading causes of death in critically ill patients in the developed world due to the lack of effective antisepsis treatments. This study examined the efficacy of dietary dipeptide gamma-l-glutamyl-l-valine (γ-EV), which was characterized previously as an anti-inflammatory peptide, in an LPS-induced mouse model of sepsis. BALB/c mice were administered γ-EV via oral gavage followed by an intraperitoneal injection of LPS to induce sepsis...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648795/povidone-iodine-in-wound-healing-a-review-of-current-concepts-and-practices
#18
REVIEW
Paul Lorenz Bigliardi, Syed Abdul Latiff Alsagoff, Hossam Yehia El-Kafrawi, Jai-Kyong Pyon, Chad Tse Cheuk Wa, Martin Anthony Villa
BACKGROUND: Of the many antimicrobial agents available, iodophore-based formulations such as povidone iodine have remained popular after decades of use for antisepsis and wound healing applications due to their favorable efficacy and tolerability. Povidone iodine's broad spectrum of activity, ability to penetrate biofilms, lack of associated resistance, anti-inflammatory properties, low cytotoxicity and good tolerability have been cited as important factors, and no negative effect on wound healing has been observed in clinical practice...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631632/risk-of-cardiac-pacemaker-pocket-infection-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital
#19
Jaswinder Singh Gill, Navreet Singh, S P Khanna
BACKGROUND: The risk of pacemaker pocket infections (PPIs) is rare with good antisepsis techniques and use of advanced antibiotics. However, injudicious antibiotic usage leads to the rise of multidrug-resistant bacteria, which may cause PPI. Few reports exist about the microbial spectrum of the PPI from our country, prompting us to study the same. METHODS: We conducted this retrospective observational study for 3 years (January 2013-February 2016) from all the patients with PPI...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614973/comparison-of-an-alcohol-based-hand-sanitation-product-with-a-traditional-chlorhexidine-hand-scrub-technique-for-hand-hygiene-preparation-in-an-equine-hospital
#20
R A Edwards, C B Riley, L Howe, E A Burrows, K T Riley, L Frellstedt
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of an alcohol gel-based hand antisepsis protocol compared with a traditional chlorhexidine-based protocol under conditions of routine clinical contamination, and following heavy faecal contamination. METHODS: Twelve adult participants were recruited and on four separate days completed a hand sanitation protocol using a chlorhexidine scrub or an alcohol-based gel, with hands that were grossly clean but contaminated or with faecal contamination...
September 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
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