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

Appendix: 1.0 Search Strategies and Results

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

Search Search Terms Results
1 Chlorhexidine and catheter 38
2 Skin antiseptic and catheter 35
3 1 or 2 56

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

Search Search Terms Results
1 exp Chlorhexidine 7,123
2 exp Anti–infective agents, Local/ad, ae, tu, th [administration & dosage, adverse effects, therapeutic use, therapy] 42,449
3 exp catheterization, central venous/ 13,301
4 exp catheters, indwelling/ 17,225
5 1 or 2 45,150
6 3 or 4 27,264
7 5 and 6 466
8 limit 7 to (English language and humans) 404
9 limit 8 to (meta analysis or “review”) 66
10 Limit 9 to yr=”2010-Current” 21

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

Search Search Terms Results
1 exp Chlorhexidine 7,123
2 exp Anti–infective agents, Local/ad, ae, tu, th [administration & dosage, adverse effects, therapeutic use, therapy] 42,449
3 exp catheterization, central venous/ 13,301
4 exp catheters, indwelling/ 17,225
5 1 or 2 45,150
6 3 or 4 27,264
7 5 and 6 466
8 limit 7 to (English language and humans) 404
9 limit 8 to (clinical trial, all or clinical trial or comparative study or controlled clinical trial or randomized controlled trial) 152
10 Limit 9 yr=”2010-Current” 42
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