Published in Blood Weekly, February 3rd, 2000
Chlorhexidine is better than povidone-iodine for the care of catheter sites; however, it is not known whether chlorhexidine is superior in reducing blood culture contamination.
O. Mimoz and colleagues performed a study to determine whether alcoholic chlorhexidine is a more effective skin antiseptic for collection of blood cultures than aqueous povidone-iodine ("Chlorhexidine compared with povidone-iodine as skin preparation before blood culture - a randomized, controlled trial," Annals...
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