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Fewer bacteraemias for critically ill children bathed with chlorhexidine

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: (Published 04 February 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f598

Critically ill children bathed using chlorhexidine gluconate had fewer positive blood cultures than controls bathed with soap and water in a cluster randomised trial from the US (3.28/1000 days v 4.93/1000 days; adjusted incidence rate ratio 0.64, 95% CI 0.42 to 0.98). The trial had a crossover design, and during treatment periods, …

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