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Evaluation of bacterial growth with occlusive dressing use on excoriated skin in the premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9087009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study evaluated the effects of an occlusive (OpSite Flexigrid) dressing on bacterial growth over excoriated and the surrounding intact skin of eight premature infants. Cultures were obtained before placement and four days after dressing placement. An analysis of variance demonstrated significant increases in coagulase-negative Staphylococcus and overall total skin. No significant differences in bacterial growth occurred between intact skin underneath the dressing and that on the opposite side of the body post-dressing placement. Significant increases were found in bacterial concentrations for both intact and excoriated skin post-dressing placement. Small sample size and no between-subject design hinder generalization to the neonatal population.
M E Strickland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Controlled Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neonatal network : NN     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0730-0832     ISO Abbreviation:  Neonatal Netw     Publication Date:  1997 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-10     Completed Date:  1997-04-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503921     Medline TA:  Neonatal Netw     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-35     Citation Subset:  N    
Women's Center Nash General Hospital, Rocky Mount, NC 27804, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Clinical Nursing Research
Colony Count, Microbial
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Occlusive Dressings*
Skin / injuries*,  microbiology*
Time Factors

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