The summary below is from the full report titled “Effect of a Second-Generation Venous Catheter Impregnated with Chlorhexidine and Silver Sulfadiazine on Central Catheter–Related Infections. A Randomized, Controlled Trial.” It is in the 18 October 2005 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 143, pages 570-580). The authors are M.E. Rupp, S.J. Lisco, P.A. Lipsett, T.M. Perl, K. Keating, J.M. Civetta, L.A. Mermel, D. Lee, E.P. Dellinger, M. Donahoe, D. Giles, M.A. Pfaller, D.G. Maki, and R. Sherertz.
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Can Antibiotic-Coated Catheters Help Decrease the Incidence of Bloodstream Infections in Patients in the Intensive Care Unit?. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143:I–36. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-143-8-200510180-00003
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(8):I-36.
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