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Bladder irrigation with chlorhexidine for the prevention of urinary infection after transurethral operations: a prospective controlled study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3625846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The value of postoperative bladder irrigation with the antiseptic agent chlorhexidine was assessed in a randomized prospective controlled study of men after transurethral operations. In patients with sterile preoperative urine the incidence of postoperative bacteriuria was 12.8 per cent, compared to 36.7 per cent in control patients. The difference is significant (chi-square 5.54, p less than 0.02). On the other hand, chlorhexidine irrigation did not eliminate pre-existing infection. Small amounts of chlorhexidine were demonstrated in the blood of some patients. There was no evidence of damage to the bladder and no toxic side effects.
A J Ball; T W Carr; W A Gillespie; M Kelly; R A Simpson; P J Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1987 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-05     Completed Date:  1987-10-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Intravesical
Aged, 80 and over
Chlorhexidine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Care
Prospective Studies
Random Allocation
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control*
Urinary Catheterization / adverse effects
Urinary Tract Infections / prevention & control*
Reg. No./Substance:
Comment In:
J Urol. 1989 Sep;142(3):829-30   [PMID:  2671417 ]

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