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The purpose of this study is to compare the use of chlorhexidine-gel-impregnated dressing and the transparent polyurethane film dressing as coverage of the site of insertion of central venous catheter, in the evaluation of catheter colonization in critically ill adults patients.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Single Blind (Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention
chlorhexidine-gel-impregnated dressing, Polyurethane film dressing
Clinical Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School (HCFMRP-USP)
University of Sao Paulo
Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-06-16T03:08:22-0400
The purpose of this study is to determine whether a catheter dressing every 7th day is not inferior to a catheter dressing every 3 days and if Chlorhexidine impregnated sponges are effecti...
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The occupation concerned with the cutting and dressing of the hair of customers and, of men, the shaving and trimming of the beard and mustache. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
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Disorder characterized by recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving cross-dressing in a heterosexual male. The fantasies, urges, or behaviors cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning. (from APA, DSM-IV, 1994)
Use of a device (film badge) for measuring exposure of individuals to radiation. It is usually made of metal, plastic, or paper and loaded with one or more pieces of x-ray film.