evaluation of skin antisepsis prior to blood culture in our intensive care nursery, coagulase-negative staphylococcus is the most frequent blood culture isolate. as skin antisepsis is critical in preventing blood culture contamination, we examined the efficacy of the chlorhexidine tincture (ch) used in our nursery for this purpose. staphylococcus epidermidis colonized the forearms of 88% of infants tested, in a mean density of 10(4) organisms/cm2. following a 60-second application of ch (0.5% in 70% ethanol), bacterial growth from forearm skin rem ...19846567613
two-stage total hip arthroplasty: how often does it control methicillin-resistant infection?methicillin-resistant hip infections are increasingly common. reports of the surgical management of these patients using two-stage tha show variable control of infection, but all reports used static spacers.201121161741
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