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Adjunctive use of an Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate (LAE)-containing mouthwash in the nonsurgical therapy of periodontitis: a randomized clinical trial.
CONCLUSIONS:0.147% LAE-containing mouthwash could be an alternative to the use of 0.12% CHX in the non surgical therapy of periodontitis considering the similar clinical effects, more stable microbiological improvement and absence of adverse effects. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 3, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis Comparing Chlorhexidine Concentrations in Gingivitis
Chlorhexidine rinse is the gold standard of dental plaque prevention, but what concentration provides the best effect?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 23, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Microinnovation: what paper towels have to teach us about medtech How can you double the efficiency of a paper towel? Turns out you don’t need to reformulate or make the paper thicker. Instead, you find a simple concept t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Stryker slips on Sage Products recall
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) shares slipped today after the medical device company said it’s recalling some of the products sold by subsidiary Sage Products and narrowed its outlook for the rest of the year. Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Stryker paid $2.7 billion in April 2016 for Sage and its line of products designed to prevent so-called “never events.” But it wasn’t long before problems emerged with some of those products; by August Sage had expanded an existing recall of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia. That recall covered the Comfort ...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Hospital Care Recalls Regulatory/Compliance Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Biopatch for venous or arterial catheter sites
This medtech innovation briefing covers Biopatch, a hydrophilic foam dressing impregnated with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG), and is used for covering central venous or arterial catheter sites. It releases CHG to reduce the risk of catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), while the absorbent foam draws discharge away from the catheter site. The intendedplace in therapy would be as an addition to standard sterile semipermeable transparent dressings to reduce the risk of a CRBSI in people with venous or arterial catheters. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine mouthwash as an anticaries agent: A systematic review
Conclusion:  All the authors found statistically significant differences in Streptococcus mutans levels during and after the use of a chlorhexidine mouthwash. Although the results are suggestive, there is a clear need for the development of new studies with higher quality and with longer follow-ups, in order to assess whether the results translate into less development of dental caries and, consequently, whether or not these products should be incorporated into prevention protocols. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 2, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Gel for Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis Chlorhexidine Gel for Prevention of Alveolar Osteitis
Alveolar osteitis is a very painful complication of tooth extraction. Might application of chlorhexidine gel reduce its incidence?BMC Oral Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health Journal Article Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: June 9, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From 3M’s expanded 510(k) clearance for its Tegaderm dressing to Medtronic and Acacia burying the hatchet, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. InspireMD inks Taiwanese distro deal for CGuard InspireMD announced in a June 8 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Lorion Enterprises. The deal will expand InspireMD’s global footprint and distribute its CGuard Embolic Prevention System (EPS) through the medical device distributor in Taiwan. 2. Active Implants launches NUsurface knee trial Active Implants announced...
Source: Mass Device - June 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Regulatory/Compliance 3m Acacia Research Corp. Active Implants Advanced Cooling Therapy Attune Medical Exactech Inc. HLT InspireMD MedTech Source Type: news

Might Chlorhexidine Wipes Reduce CLABSI Risk for Cancer Patients?
Chlorhexidine wipe bathing might help reduce the risk of deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among cancer inpatients, but barriers can complicate implementation efforts. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - May 7, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Bryant Furlow Tags: Cancer Complications News Oncology Nursing Conferences/ONS 2017 Source Type: news

Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care
This guideline covers preventing and controlling healthcare-associated infections in children, young people and adults in primary and community care settings. It provides a blueprint for the infection prevention and control precautions that should be applied by everyone involved in delivering NHS care and treatment. In February 2017 a footnote was added to recommendation 1.1.4.2 linking to Health and Safety (Sharp Instruments in Healthcare) Regulations 2013. A footnote was also added to recommendations1.4.3.1, 1.4.3.8, 1.4.4.1, and 1.4.4.11 linking to a safety alert on chlorhexidine. Other footnotes were updated with refer...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Rare Allergic Reactions Reported with Common Antiseptic Chlorhexidine (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS The FDA is alerting healthcare providers about an increase in reports of rare … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA: Chlorhexidine Gluconate May Cause Allergic Reactions FDA: Chlorhexidine Gluconate May Cause Allergic Reactions
An increase in reports of serious allergic reactions to OTC skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate prompts safety alert from FDA and a request that manufacturers update labels.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - February 2, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA warns about rare but serious allergic reactions with the skin antiseptic chlorhexidine gluconate
[2-2-2017] The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that rare but serious allergic reactions have been reported with the widely used skin antiseptic products containing chlorhexidine gluconate. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - February 2, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA: Common Antiseptic Tied to Severe Allergic Reactions
(MedPage Today) -- Rare but life-threatening risk with chlorhexidine gluconate products (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 2, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Aqueous Chlorhexidine for Intravitreal Injection Antisepsis Aqueous Chlorhexidine for Intravitreal Injection Antisepsis
Povidone-iodine is the preferred antiseptic for ocular procedures, but for those who have a sensitivity, is aqueous chlorhexidine a suitable alternative?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Effective Against Candida auris Biofilms Chlorhexidine Effective Against Candida auris Biofilms
A combination of standard infection-prevention measures and the use of the disinfectant chlorhexidine should be used to control the spread of C auris in hospital environments, a new study has shown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Bathing and HAIs Among Adult ICU Patients Chlorhexidine Bathing and HAIs Among Adult ICU Patients
Daily bathing with chlorhexidine may help reduce the risk of certain healthcare-associated infections in the ICU, according to a new meta-analysis.Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

How to Confirm Ankle Joint Penetration
Suspicious lacerations should be investigated, even if the X-ray is normal. A step-by-step pictorial guide. It is a busy Friday evening in the emergency department when you get called to the resuscitation bay for a 14-year-old female who was the restrained back seat passenger in a rollover motor vehicle crash. After a quick call to your significant other to ensure that your daughter is safe in bed, you proceed to evaluate this young patient. You are once again amazed by modern safety technology with the minimal amount of head, torso and abdominal trauma on this patient. After a thorough initial inspection you find that the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 28, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Sage Products invests $3.4m to expand HQ
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) subsidiary Sage Products purchased 27 acres of land in Cary, Ill. for $3.4 million, looking to expand its headquarters in the area, according to a Daily Herald report. Sage makes products for oral care, skin preparation & protection, patient cleaning & hygiene, turning & positioning and heel care. The planned expansion includes an 810,000 square foot addition to the facilities, and is slated to add an additional 350 jobs by 2021, according to the report. Stryker closed its $2.7 billion acquisition of Sage Products in April. The deal for Sage Products, which makes...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Catheter impregnation, coating or bonding for reducing central venous catheter-related infections in adults
This Cochrane Review informed a practice changing update on Dynamed Plus. It found that antimicrobial coatings that appear to reduce risk of central venous catheter-related bloodstream infection include minocycline-rifampicin, chlorhexidine silver sulfadiazine, silver, and heparin, but antimicrobial coatings do not appear to reduce risk of sepsis or mortality (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Nigeria Gets Action Plan to Cater for Sick Newborns
[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government has launched three new policy documents to tackle health of newborns. They are Nigeria Every Newborn Action Plan, Essential Newborn Care Course (ENCC) training package and National Chlorhexidine Scale Up Strategy document. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 18, 2016 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Periochip (Chlorhexidine Chip for Insertion into Periodontal Pockets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - November 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

TAUB Products is celebrating their 65th year in busines
s. The company was formerly known as George TAUB Products and Fusion Company Inc, and is now in its third generation of family management. Led by Jordan Taub, vice president of Taub Products, and Ed Matthews vice president of sales, TAUB Products continues to provide the dental and dental laboratory markets with new and innovative products for esthetic dentistry.From indirect restorations to full mouth reconstruction, TAUB Products continually offer the best results. A good example is Fusion-Zr Resin Cements. These esthetic cements enable dentists to practice with their best technique, while featuring ease of use, and fast...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 8, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Linked to Colistin Resistance Chlorhexidine Linked to Colistin Resistance
Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine disinfectants can develop resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Mouthwash and disinfectant ingredient linked to 'superbug'
Conclusion The authors show that Klebsiella pneumoniae strains are able to become more resistant to the widely used antiseptic chlorhexidine. They also show that in five of six strains, adaptation to chlorhexidine also led to resistance to colistin, a last-resort antibiotic. There is a potential risk that colistin resistance will emerge in Klebsiella pneumoniae as a result of exposure to chlorhexidine, given the wide range of products sold to the NHS that contain active concentrations of chlorhexidine. Klebsiella pneumoniae infections and outbreaks are becoming increasingly common in hospitals and can cause a range of dis...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 1, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Heart/lungs Source Type: news

Why using Corsodyl gum disease mouthwash could be fueling deadly antibiotic resistance
Bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic, researchers from Public Health England found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to Confirm Ankle Joint Penetration
Suspicious lacerations should be investigated, even if the X-ray is normal. A step-by-step pictorial guide. It is a busy Friday evening in the emergency department when you get called to the resuscitation bay for a 14-year-old female who was the restrained back seat passenger in a rollover motor vehicle crash. After a quick call to your significant other to ensure that your daughter is safe in bed, you proceed to evaluate this young patient. You are once again amazed by modern safety technology with the minimal amount of head, torso and abdominal trauma on this patient. After a thorough initial inspection you find that the...
Source: EPMonthly.com - September 27, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Community-based population-level interventions for promoting child oral health
Cochrane Public Health GroupDOI:10.1002/14651858.CD009837.pub2 AbstractBackgroundDental caries and gingival and periodontal disease are commonly occurring, preventable chronic conditions. Even though much is known about how to treat oral disease, currently we do not know which community-based population-level interventions are most effective and equitable in preventing poor oral health.ObjectivesPrimary• To determine the effectiveness of community-based population-level oral health promotion interventions in preventing dental caries and gingival and periodontal disease among children from birth to 18 years of age...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 26, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Peridex (Chlorhexidine Gluconate 0.12% Oral Rinse) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 22, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

FDA releases July 2016 510(k) clearances
510(K) SUMMARIES OR 510(K) STATEMENTS FOR FINAL DECISIONS RENDERED DURING THE PERIOD July 2016 TOTAL 510(k)s THIS PERIOD 236 TOTAL WITH SUMMARIES 220 TOTAL WITH STATEMENTS 16 DEVICE: Dakin's Skin and Wound Cleanser CENTURY PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. 510(k) NO: K150208(Traditional) ATTN: Stephen Deardorff PHONE NO : 1 317 8494210 10377 HAGUE RD. SE DECISION MADE: 21-JUL-16 INDIANAPOLIS IN 46256 510(k) SUMMARY AVAILABLE FROM FDA DEVICE: Sheath Introducer BIOTEQUE CORP. 510(k) NO: K150932(Traditional) ATTN: Simon Lin PHONE NO : 886 2 25710269 5 F-6, NO. 2...
Source: Mass Device - August 31, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Skin antisepsis for reducing central venous catheter-related infections
This review concludes that it is not clear whether cleaning skin around CVC insertion sites with antiseptic reduces catheter related blood stream infection vs. no skin cleansing. Very low quality evidence suggests chlorhexidine may reduce rates of infection and catheter colonisation vs. povidone iodine. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stryker ’ s Sage Products expands med wipes recall over B. cepacia contamination concerns
Stryker‘s (NYSE:SYK) Sage Products subsidiary is expanding its voluntary worldwide recall to include lots of impregnated cloth topical skin products over contamination issues with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia, according to an FDA notice. The recall includes Sage Products’ Comfort Shield barrier cloths, incontinence clean-up cloths, M-care meatal cleansing cloths, Comfort Bath cleansing washcloths and .2% chlorhexidine gluconate cloths. Use of the products contaminated with B. cepacia could cause serious infections in patients with compromised immune systems or in hospitalized patients which could be life t...
Source: Mass Device - August 23, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Hospital Care Recalls Sage Products Stryker Source Type: news

Pursuit Vascular raises $2.1m
Pursuit Vascular has raised $2.1 million in a new round of debt financing, according to an SEC filing posted today. Maple Grove, Minn.-based Pursuit Vascular produces the ClearGueard HD end caps for hemodialysis catheters, designed to kill bacteria inside long-term hemodialysis catheters. The caps are designed with a chlorhexidine-coated rod that extends into the catheter hub to eliminate bacteria, and can be used in place of regular end caps for a single use. The device won FDA approval in late 2013. The $2.1 million is the maximum the company was looking for in the round, according to the SEC filing. Money in the round c...
Source: Mass Device - August 12, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Catheters Pursuit Vascular Source Type: news

TAUB Launches New Restorative Cleansing Gel
TAUB Products, a long-time manufacturer of dental consumable products, announced the release of GoChx ™ Restorative Cleansing Gel. GoCHx Gel is a thin, non-alcohol-based gel containing .08% Chlorhexidine that can be used for all dental restorations, including implant crowns, abutments, and components. GoCHx gel stays where it is placed and can be used on final restorations prior to insertion. The product has a low viscosity and is water soluble.“GoChx is another in a long line of new TAUB products,” stated Ed Matthews, vice president of sales for TAUB Products. “We continue to use new science t...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 11, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Clinical evaluation of composite restorations in Er:YAG laser-prepared cavities re-wetting with chlorhexidine
The objective of this study was to evaluate longitudinally the composite restorations, performed in cavities prepared by Er:YAG or conventional bur, and dentin re-wetting with water or chlorhexidine. Materials and methodsTwenty individuals with four active caries with cavitation reaching the dentin located on the occlusal surface of molars counterparts are selected. The teeth of each individual were randomly assigned into four groups: (I) Er:YAG laser (260 mJ/4 Hz) re-wetting with chlorhexidine, (II) Er:YAG laser (260 mJ/4 Hz) re-wetting with deionized water, (III) conventional method re-wet...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 14, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Effect of green tea extract on bonding durability of an etch-and-rinse adhesive system to caries-affected dentin
ConclusionIt was concluded that the application of 2% green tea extract was able to increase bond durability of the etch-and-rinse system to dentin. Neither the application of chlorhexidine nor non-treatment (NT - control) had any effect on bond strength after water storage. (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - July 12, 2016 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CLEAN Trial Clears Up Questions About Catheter-Related InfectionsCLEAN Trial Clears Up Questions About Catheter-Related Infections
Head to head, is chlorhexidine/alcohol vs povidone-iodine/alcohol more effective at preventing intravascular catheter-related infections? Medscape Critical Care (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care Viewpoint Source Type: news

Use of Chlorhexidine 5% For Implants?
Can I use chlorhexidine 5% to disinfect implants? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - June 20, 2016 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Questions Restorative Surgical Source Type: news

Pole-Hung Device Swab Strip offers accessibility, FDA compliance.
Providing central line associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) protection at point-of-care, Prevantics® Device Swab Strip contains 8 swabs per strip and one hang tab. Product contains 3.15% (w/v) Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) and 70% (v/v) Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) solution with 510k clearance from US FDA for disinfecting needleless access sites prior to use. Promoting staff compliance while reducing risk of infection transmission, product has 5 sec scrub and 5 sec dry time. This story is related to the following:Search for suppliers of: Disinfecting Equipment & Disinfectors | Swabs | Disinfecting Wi...
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - May 19, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Major funding to develop slow-releasing antimicrobial agent for dentistry and medicine
A University of Bristol spin-out company working to advance the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection by developing a solution to improve the efficacy of chlorhexidine-based products has received major investment to progress the technology. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - April 25, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Business and Enterprise, Grants and Awards, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Oral and Dental Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Tolerance and Its Role in HAIsChlorhexidine Tolerance and Its Role in HAIs
Has the use of chlorhexidine as a topical antimicrobial and antiseptic led to resistance or tolerance to these agents? Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Viewpoint Source Type: news

Do More of What Already Works
This article was originally published on JamesClear.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Decrease in Early VAP After Early Use of ChlorhexidineNo Decrease in Early VAP After Early Use of Chlorhexidine
The application of chlorhexidine prior to intubation did not help protect against ventilator-associated pneumonia among ICU patients, a new study reports. American Journal of Critical Care (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Critical Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine Superior for Post C-Section Infection Prevention (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer surgical site infections versus iodine alcohol for preop care (Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage)
Source: MedPage Today Meeting Coverage - February 5, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine-Alcohol Bests Iodine-Alcohol for Skin Antisepsis Before Cesarean Delivery (FREE)
By Robert L. Barbieri, MD Dr. Barbieri is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.Use of chlorhexidine for skin antisepsis before cesarean … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - February 5, 2016 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Chlorhexidine/Mupirocin Curbs Bacteriuria, Candiduria in Male ICU PatientsChlorhexidine/Mupirocin Curbs Bacteriuria, Candiduria in Male ICU Patients
Universal decolonization of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) with chlorhexidine baths and an antibiotic nasal ointment reduces bacteriuria and candiduria in men, but not in women, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - December 9, 2015 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Activity of PHMG-P Compared to ChlorhexidineAntimicrobial Activity of PHMG-P Compared to Chlorhexidine
Is polyhexamethylene guanidine phosphate a useful alternative to chlorhexidine as an antiseptic in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease? Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

GSK seeks European approval for chlorhexidine gel to prevent umbilical cord infections in newborns
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has submitted a regulatory application to the European Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking approval for its antiseptic chlorhexidine gel to prevent umbilical cord infections (omphalitis) in newborn babies. (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - October 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Why Not Teach Mother? Maternal Education in Chlorhexidine Application to Prevent Omphalitis in Rural Kenya (Angelo Tomedi MD)
A study in chlorhexidine application by mothers to the umbilicus of neonates and the sustainability of this measure in preventing omphalitis in resource-poor settings. (Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded)
Source: Family Medicine Digital Resources Library (FMDRL) Recently Uploaded - October 5, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news