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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107301/implementation-of-a-pediatric-orthopaedic-bundle-to-reduce-surgical-site-infections
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Jan Schriefer, James Sanders, Julie Michels, Kori Wolcott, Connor Ruddy, Jenna Hanson
Surgical site infections (SSIs) cost an estimated $27,288 per case. An analysis of the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program data at the University of Rochester Medical Center suggested that rates of SSIs could be lowered in comparison with both peers and baseline. The aim of this study was to reduce the number of SSIs to zero through the implementation of a "bundle" or a combination of practices. Meetings were held with the multidisciplinary care team that includes surgeons and staff from pediatric pharmacy, pediatric infectious diseases, anesthesia, and nursing to create a care bundle for all pediatric orthopaedic surgery patients...
January 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096000/effects-of-oral-care-with-glutamine-in-preventing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-neurosurgical-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Hatice Kaya, Yüksel Turan, Yusuf Tunalı, Gülsün Özdemir Aydın, Neslihan Yüce, Şengül Gürbüz, Keziban Tosun
PURPOSE: The study was designed as a randomized, controlled, experimental study aiming to determine the effects of oral care with glutamine in preventing ventilator-associated pneumonia in patients admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit. METHODS: The universe consisted of patients who are admitted to neurosurgical intensive care unit between January 2014 and August 2015, while the sample consisted of 88 patients who fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were randomly selected...
February 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089672/isopropyl-alcohol-is-as-efficient-as-chlorhexidine-to-prevent-contamination-of-blood-cultures
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Jovanna Martínez, Juan H Macías, Virginia Arreguín, Jose A Álvarez, Alejandro E Macías, Juan L Mosqueda-Gómez
BACKGROUND: False-positive blood cultures can lead to unnecessary risks and misuse of antibiotics; to reduce rates of false-positives, it would be useful to determine whether use of an antiseptic with a prolonged effect is required. METHODS: Clinical study of efficacy (blinded and randomized) to compare the rate of blood culture contamination when skin antisepsis was performed with 70% isopropyl alcohol or 2% chlorhexidine gluconate in 70% isopropyl alcohol in 2 hospitals...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088171/assessing-the-sustainability-of-daily-chlorhexidine-bathing-in-the-intensive-care-unit-of-a-veteran-s-hospital-by-examining-nurses-perspectives-and-experiences
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Jackson S Musuuza, Tonya J Roberts, Pascale Carayon, Nasia Safdar
BACKGROUND: Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) of intensive care unit (ICU) patients has been shown to reduce healthcare-associated infections and colonization by multidrug resistant organisms. The objective of this project was to describe the process of daily CHG bathing and identify the barriers and facilitators that can influence its successful adoption and sustainability in an ICU of a Veterans Administration Hospital. METHODS: We conducted 26 semi-structured interviews with a convenience sample of 4 nurse managers (NMs), 13 registered nurses (RNs) and 9 health care technicians (HCTs) working in the ICU...
January 14, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063726/hospital-wide-chlorhexidine-gluconate-bed-bathing-protocol-a-cross-sectional-study-in-a-single-hospital
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Sara M Reese, Nicole Burnet, Jan Smith, Heather Escudero, Bryan C Knepper, Heather L Young
The objective of this study was to determine understanding of bed bathing practices over time after the implementation of a standardized bed bathing protocol. An online survey addressing bathing practices was administered preintervention and 6 and 18 months postintervention to all nurses and technicians caring for adult patients. Survey responses suggested that the intervention resulted in sustained understanding of the standardized bed bathing protocol.
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052784/reducing-the-rate-of-surgical-site-infections-after-breast-surgery-with-the-use-of-larger-volumes-of-4-chlorhexidine-gluconate-solution-as-preoperative-antiseptic-showering
#6
Jon Persichino, Hayley Lee, Made Sutjita, Karla Talavera, Glenn San-Agustin, Silvia Gnass
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045704/neonatal-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-practices-and-providers-results-from-the-neonatal-picc1-survey
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Elizabeth Sharpe, Latoya Kuhn, David Ratz, Sarah L Krein, Vineet Chopra
BACKGROUND: Neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) commonly utilize peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) to provide nutrition and long-term medications to premature and full-term infants. However, little is known about PICC practices in these settings. PURPOSE: To assess PICC practices, policies, and providers in NICUs. METHODS: The Neonatal PICC1 Survey was conducted through the use of the electronic mailing list of a national neonatal professional organization's electronic membership community...
December 29, 2016: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040299/reimplantation-of-a-large-extruded-segment-of-bone-in-an-open-fracture
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REVIEW
Ahmadreza Afshar
Replacing an extruded segment of bone in an open fracture imposes a challenging decision concerning the best and safest patient management. There are numerous advantages to restoring the patient's own extruded bone segment to its original location, particularly when the bone segment is of structural importance. However, reimplantation of contaminated and avascular extruded bone segments can potentially result in serious infection or nonunion. There is no conclusive evidence regarding the best decontamination protocol for the safest use of the recovered bone segment as an autologous graft...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017808/preoperative-chlorhexidine-gluconate-use-may-increase-risk-for-surgical-site-infections-after-ventral-hernia-repair
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Ajita S Prabhu, David M Krpata, Sharon Phillips, Li-Ching Huang, Ivy N Haskins, Steven Rosenblatt, Benjamin K Poulose, Michael J Rosen
BACKGROUND: There is varying evidence regarding the use of preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate to decrease surgical site infection for elective surgery. This intervention has never been studied in ventral hernia repair, the most common general surgery procedure in the United States. We aimed to determine if preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate decreases the risk of 30-day wound morbidity in patients undergoing ventral hernia repair. STUDY DESIGN: All patients undergoing ventral hernia repair in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative (AHSQC) were separated into two groups: one group received preoperative chlorhexidine scrub, and the other did not...
December 22, 2016: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995837/antiseptic-effect-of-conventional-povidone-iodine-scrub-chlorhexidine-scrub-and-waterless-hand-rub-in-a-surgical-room-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jui-Chen Tsai, Yen-Kuang Lin, Yen-Jung Huang, El-Wui Loh, Hsiao-Yun Wen, Chia-Hui Wang, Yin-Tai Tsai, Wen-Shyang Hsieh, Ka-Wai Tam
OBJECTIVE Effective perioperative hand antisepsis is crucial for the safety of patients and medical staff in surgical rooms. The antimicrobial effectiveness of different antiseptic methods, including conventional hand scrubs and waterless hand rubs, has not been well evaluated. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the 3 antiseptic methods among surgical staff of Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital. For each method used, a group of 80 participants was enrolled...
December 20, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27938986/reduction-in-hospital-associated-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-with-daily-chlorhexidine-gluconate-bathing-for-medical-inpatients
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Christopher F Lowe, Elisa Lloyd-Smith, Baljinder Sidhu, Gordon Ritchie, Azra Sharma, Willson Jang, Anna Wong, Jennifer Bilawka, Danielle Richards, Thomas Kind, David Puddicombe, Sylvie Champagne, Victor Leung, Marc G Romney
BACKGROUND: Daily bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) is increasingly used in intensive care units to prevent hospital-associated infections, but limited evidence exists for noncritical care settings. METHODS: A prospective crossover study was conducted on 4 medical inpatient units in an urban, academic Canadian hospital from May 1, 2014-August 10, 2015. Intervention units used CHG over a 7-month period, including a 1-month wash-in phase, while control units used nonmedicated soap and water bathing...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935660/biofilm-formation-in-haas-palatal-expanders-with-and-without-use-of-an-antimicrobial-agent-an-in-situ-study
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Cristhiane Ristum Bagatin, Marcela Cristina Damião Andrucioli, José Tarcísio Lima Ferreira, Mírian Aiko Nakane Matsumoto, Raquel Assed Bezerra da Silva, Lea Assed Bezerra da Silva, Fábio Lourenço Romano, Paulo Nelson-Filho
Orthodontic appliances causes specific alterations in oral environment, including reduction of pH, increase of dental biofilm and elevation of salivary microbial levels, causing an increased risk for dental caries. This study evaluated, using microbial culture and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the in situ contamination by mutans streptococci (MS) of different surfaces of Haas palatal expanders with and without use of chlorhexidine gluconate mouthrinses (CHX). Thirty-four patients were randomly assigned to two groups (n = 17/group), using placebo (Group I) and 0...
December 9, 2016: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918269/prevention-of-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infections-through-chlorhexidine-gluconate-impregnated-washcloth-bathing-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-crossover-trials
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Elsa Afonso, Koen Blot, Stijn Blot
We assessed the impact of 2% daily patient bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) washcloths on the incidence of hospital-acquired (HA) and central line-associated (CLA) bloodstream infections (BSI) in intensive care units (ICUs). We searched randomised studies in Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) and Web of Science databases up to April 2015. Primary outcomes were total HABSI, central line, and non-central line-associated BSI rates per patient-days. Secondary outcomes included Gram-negative and Gram-positive BSI rates and adverse events...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879993/randomized-clinical-trial-of-preoperative-skin-antisepsis-with-chlorhexidine-gluconate-or-povidone-iodine
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H M Park, S-S Han, E C Lee, S D Lee, H M Yoon, B W Eom, S H Kim, K W Ryu, S-J Park, Y W Kim, B Park
BACKGROUND: Skin antiseptic agents are used to prevent surgical-site infection (SSI); few trials have reported the superiority of any specific agent in clean-contaminated abdominal surgery. This RCT was designed to compare the effectiveness of chlorhexidine gluconate and povidone-iodine. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent clean-contaminated upper gastrointestinal or hepatobiliary-pancreatic open surgery between 2011 and 2014 were assigned randomly to either chlorhexidine gluconate or povidone-iodine...
November 23, 2016: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870138/promise-of-combining-antifungal-agents-in-denture-adhesives-to-fight-candida-species-infections
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Jorge L Garaicoa, Carol L Fischer, Amber M Bates, Julie Holloway, Gustavo Avila-Ortiz, Janet M Guthmiller, Georgia K Johnson, Clark Stanford, Kim A Brogden
PURPOSE: Several complications may arise in patients wearing complete prosthetic appliances, including denture-associated infections and mucosal stomatitis due to Candida species. This study evaluated the activity of anti-Candida agents in denture adhesive and the cytotoxicities of these preparations for primary human gingival epithelial (GE) keratinocytes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The anti-Candida activities of antimicrobial peptides, antimicrobial lipids, and antifungal agents against C...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865488/the-influence-of-3-different-navel-dips-on-calf-health-growth-performance-and-umbilical-infection-assessed-by-clinical-and-ultrasonographic-examination
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M Wieland, S Mann, C L Guard, D V Nydam
The objectives were to investigate the effect of 3 navel dips on (1) umbilical infection, (2) health events (pneumonia, diarrhea, and arthritis), and (3) average daily gain (ADG) in newborn dairy calves. A secondary aim was to compare the agreement of standardized ultrasonographic examination with clinical examination for the diagnosis of umbilical infection. In a randomized block design, newborn calves were assigned by birth order to 3 treatment groups: Navel Guard (NG; SCG-Solutions Inc., McDonough, GA), 7% iodine tincture (SI), and 2% chlorhexidine gluconate (CH)...
January 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865413/evaluation-of-chlorhexidine-hydrochloride-treatment-on-endometrial-health-of-normal-mares
#17
Natalie S Fraser, Aime K Johnson, Robyn R Wilborn, Ghislaine A Dujovne, Leland Nuehring
Chlorhexidine gluconate solution is a potent antimicrobial and therefore could be used effectively for treatment of endometritis, but historically this substance has been implicated as irritating to mucous membranes, including the endometrium of the mare. The use of chlorhexidine hydrochloride suspension (Nolvasan Suspension, Zoetis, Florham Park, NJ, USA) was evaluated in the uterus of normal mares to determine if adverse effects on endometrial health were noted. Twelve healthy, adult light breed mares were included in this study...
January 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843246/evaluation-and-comparison-of-the-antibacterial-activity-against-streptococcus-mutans-of-grape-seed-extract-at-different-concentrations-with-chlorhexidine-gluconate-an-in-vitro-study
#18
REVIEW
Milan Swadas, Bhavna Dave, Soham M Vyas, Nupur Shah
INTRODUCTION: Streptococcus mutans has been implicated as primary microorganisms which cause dental caries in humans. There has been an increased interest in the therapeutic properties of some medicinal plants and natural compounds which have demonstrated antibacterial activities. Grape is one of the plants of this group which contains tannin and polyphenolic compound. AIM: To evaluate and compare antibacterial activity of grape seed extract at different concentrations with chlorhexidine gluconate against S...
July 2016: International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833767/necrotizing-sialometaplasia-of-the-hard-palate-in-a-patient-treated-with-topical-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drug
#19
Alessandro Gatti, Emanuele Broccardo, Giuseppe Poglio, Arnaldo Benech
Necrotizing sialometaplasia is a rare, benign, self-limiting, necrotizing process involving the minor salivary glands, mainly the mucoserous glands of the hard palate. It is thought to be the result of an ischemic event of the vasculature supplying the salivary gland lobules. Some predisposing factors such as smoking, use of alcohol, denture wearing, recent surgery, traumatic injuries, respiratory infections, systemic diseases bulimia, and anorexia have been described. Herein we present a case of necrotizing sialometaplasia of the hard palate in a patient without known predisposing factors, in our opinion, resulting from the use of topical anti-inflammatory drug...
2016: Case Reports in Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824737/povidone-iodine-0-05-chlorhexidine-gluconate-or-water-for-periurethral-cleaning-before-indwelling-urinary-catheterization-in-a-pediatric-intensive-care-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#20
Duygu Sönmez Düzkaya, Gülzade Uysal, Gülçin Bozkurt, Tülay Yakut, Agop Çitak
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of periurethral cleaning with 10% povidone-iodine, 0.05% chlorhexidine gluconate, or sterile water in preventing catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) prior to indwelling urinary catheter insertion in a pediatric intensive care unit. A secondary aim was to identify pathogens resulting in CAUTIs in this group. DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: One hundred twenty-two patients cared for in a pediatric intensive care unit of a university hospital between September 2012 and December 2013 participated in the study...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
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