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Chlorhexidine for meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infections: a multicentre stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial

Fasugba, Oyebola; Cheng, Allen; Gregory, Victoria; Graves, Nicholas; Koerner, Jane; Gardner, Anne; Collignon, Peter; Mitchell, Brett G.


Background Evidence for the benefits of antiseptic meatal cleaning in reducing catheter-associated urinary tract infection (UTI) is inconclusive. We assessed the efficacy of 0·1% chlorhexidine solution compared with normal saline for meatal cleaning before urinary catheter insertion in reducing the incidence of catheter-associated asymptomatic bacteriuria and UTI. Methods A cross-sectional, stepped-wedge, open-label, randomised controlled trial was undertaken in Australian hospitals....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Infectious Diseases
DOI: 10.1016/S1473-3099(18)30736-9


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