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Comparison of central catheter coatings and CLABSI rates

"A before-after-before direct comparison between catheters lined with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine (CHSS) versus silver ionotrophes (SI)" Abouleish et al (2020).

Abstract:

A before-after-before direct comparison between catheters lined with chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine (CHSS) versus silver ionotrophes (SI) with a primary objective of comparison of rate of central-line-associated infection (CLABSI) in three 10-month windows. The CHSS catheters were associated with a lower rate of CLABSI.

Reference:

Abouleish YZ, Oldfield EC, Marik PE. Comparison of central-line-associated bloodstream infections between central venous catheters lined by combined chlorhexidine and silver sulfadiazine versus silver ionotrophes alone: A before-after-before retrospective study . Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2020;1-3. doi:10.1017/ice.2020.423