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

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Abbreviations

1.0 Search Strategies and Results

Table 1: Cochrane Library Search Results (January 1, 2010–March 6, 2017)

Table 2: MEDLINE Systematic Reviews Search Results (January 1, 2010–March 6, 2017)

Table 3: MEDLINE Primary Studies Search Results (January 1, 2010–March 6, 2017)

2.0 Summary of Evidence

Table 4.
Strength of Evidence for Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Gel Dressings or C-I Sponge under Standard Dressings vs. Using Highly Adhesive Dressing or Standard Dressing Alone among Patients Aged ≥ 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous Catheters.Table 5.
Strength of Evidence for Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Sponges under Standard Dressings vs. Using Standard Dressings or Gauze among Patients Aged < 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous Catheters.Table 6.
Summary of Evidence for Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Dressings among Patients Aged ≥ 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous Catheters (data directly extracted from studies unless otherwise noted)

Table 7.
Summary of Extracted Evidence for Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Dressings among Patients Aged < 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous Catheters (data are directly extracted from studies unless otherwise noted)

3.0 Risk of Bias Assessments of Individual Studies

Table 8.
Evaluation of Risk of Bias in Studies Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Dressings among Patients Aged ≥ 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous CathetersTable 9.
Evaluation of Risk of Bias in Studies Using Chlorhexidine-Impregnated (C-I) Dressings among Patients Aged < 18 Years with Short-term, Non-tunneled Central Venous Catheters

4.0 The GRADE Approach to Rating the Evidence

Table 4. Rating the Evidence for Benefit or Harm Using the GRADE Approach

5.0 References

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