Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Sponges Reduce Catheter-related Infections

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In a randomized, multicenter trial, chlorhexidine-impregnated sponges used in the dressing of intravascular catheters reduced catheter-related infections by 60%. Increasing the interval of catheter-related dressing changes from 3 to 7 days did not increase the rate of infection.

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