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Updated Recommendations on the Use of Chlorhexidine-Impregnated Dressings for Prevention of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infections (2017)

Appendix: Abbreviations

Abbreviation Definition
BSI Bloodstream infection
CABSI Catheter-associated bloodstream infection
CFU Colony-forming unit
C-I Chlorhexidine-impregnated
CHG Chlorhexidine gluconate
CI 95% confidence interval
CoNS Coagulase-negative Staphylococcus
CRBSI Catheter-related bloodstream infection
CR sepsis Catheter-related sepsis
CVC Central venous catheter
GRADE Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation
HR Hazard ratio
hr hour
ICDRG International Contact Dermatitis Research Group
ICU Intensive care unit
IQR Interquartile range
ITT Intention to treat analysis
MBC Minimum bactericidal concentration
NICU Neonatal intensive care unit
NR Not reported
NS Not statistically significant
PCICU Pediatric cardiac intensive care unit
PICU Pediatric intensive care unit
PI Povidone iodine
RCT Randomized controlled trial
RR Relative risk
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