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Evaluation of Opsite catheter dressings for parenteral nutrition: a prospective, randomized study.
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PMID:  6804654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A prospective, randomized study compared the use of Opsite and standard gauze/tape dressings in 261 patients receiving parenteral nutrition. Eighty-four patients had a source of external drainage and were evaluated as a separate group. Catheter-related sepsis was assessed by blood culture, catheter tip culture, clinical sepsis, and clinical defervescence of fever after catheter removal. Although no statistically significant difference between Opsite and standard dressings could be identified, Opsite-treated patients consistently had increased parameters of catheter-related sepsis in all comparisons. As used here, Opsite is probably not a suitable catheter dressing system for parenteral nutrition.
C Powell; C Regan; P J Fabri; R L Ruberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0148-6071     ISO Abbreviation:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Publication Date:    1982 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-19     Completed Date:  1982-07-19     Revised Date:  2007-02-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7804134     Medline TA:  JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Parenteral Nutrition*
Prospective Studies
Random Allocation
Surgical Wound Infection / prevention & control

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