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'Tegaderm' dressings prevent recolonization of chlorhexidine-treated skin.

Authors
  • Holmström, B
  • Svensson, C
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Hospital Infection
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Nov 01, 1987
Volume
10
Issue
3
Pages
287–291
Identifiers
PMID: 2891758
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

'Tegaderm', a semi-permeable, self-adhesive dressing made of polyurethane film, applied to intact upper arm skin in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients reduced the aerobic skin flora compared to adjacent exposed skin sites. We also applied 'Tegaderm' to skin disinfected with chlorhexidine; the aerobic skin flora remained unchanged at a low level for 5 days.

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