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Huang SS, Septimus E, Hayden MK
Effect of body surface decolonisation on bacteriuria and candiduria in intensive care units: an analysis of a cluster-randomised trial.
The researchers aimed to assess the effect of decolonization on bacteriuria and candiduria in patients admitted to ICUs. They concluded that universal decolonization of patients in the ICU with once a day chlorhexidine baths and short-course nasal mupirocin could be a potential preventive strategy in male patients because it significantly decreases candiduria and any bacteriuria, but not for women.
AHRQ-funded; 290201000008I; 29032007T.
Citation: Huang SS, Septimus E, Hayden MK . Effect of body surface decolonisation on bacteriuria and candiduria in intensive care units: an analysis of a cluster-randomised trial. Lancet Infect Dis 2016 Jan;16(1):70-9. doi: 10.1016/s1473-3099(15)00238-8.
Keywords: Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs), Urinary Tract Infection (UTI), Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Prevention