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Tea tree oil (5%) body wash versus standard care (Johnson's Baby Softwash) to prevent colonization with methicillin-resistant <em>Staphylococcus aureus</em> in critically ill adults:

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  • A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Objectives: To Determine Whether The Daily Use Of 5% Tea Tree Oil (Tto) Body Wash (Novabac 5% Skin W
  • <Br/><Br/>Patients: The Study Setting Was Two Intensive Care Units (Icus
  • Mixed Medical
  • Surgical And Trauma) In Northern Ireland Between October 2007 And July 2009
  • The Study Population Comprised 391 Patients Who Were Randomized To Jbs Or Tto Body Wash
  • <Br/><Br/>Methods: This Was A Phase 2/3
  • Prospective
  • Open-Label
  • Randomized
  • Controlled Trial
  • Trial Registration: Isrctn65190967
  • The Primary Outcome Was New Mrsa Colonization During Icu Stay
  • Secondary Outcomes Included The Incidence Of Mrsa Bacteraemia And Maximum Increase In Sequential Org
  • <Br/><Br/>Results: A Total Of 445 Patients Were Randomized To The Study
  • After Randomization
  • 54 Patients Were Withdrawn
  • 30 Because Of A Positive Mrsa Screen At Study Entry
  • 11 Due To Lack Of Consent
  • 11 Were Inappropriately Randomized And 2 Had Adverse Reactions
  • Thirty-Nine (10%) Patients Developed New Mrsa Colonization (Jbs N?=?22
  • 11
  • 2%
  • Tto Body Wash N?=?17
  • 8
  • 7%)
  • The Difference In Percentage Colonized (2
  • 5%
  • 95% Ci -?8
  • 95 To 3
  • 94
  • P?=?0
  • 50) Was Not Significant
  • The Mean Maximum Increase In Sequential Organ Failure Assessment Score Was Not Significant (Jbs 1
  • 44
  • Sd 1
  • 92
  • Tto Body Wash 1
  • 28
  • Sd 1
  • 79
  • P?=?0
  • 85) And No Study Patients Developed Mrsa Bacteraemia
  • <Br/> <Br/>Conclusions: Compared With Jbs
  • Tto Body Wash Cannot Be Recommended As An Effective Means Of Reducing Mrsa Colonization
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  • Musicology

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