Kakotan Sanogo.

Chlorhexidine Susceptibility We performed antimicrobial susceptibility assessment on clinical isolates collected during the entire research period. We examined a complete of 1106 isolates for susceptibility to chlorhexidine through the agar dilution technique. EFFECTS The entire incidence of pores and skin reactions among patients designated to chlorhexidine bathing was 2.0 percent , as compared with 3.4 percent among those assigned to bathing with the control product. All 208 reported epidermis reactions were regarded as unrelated to the bathing intervention, and overall, 85 percent of the reactions were classified as moderate to moderate . Discussion The findings of this multicenter, cluster-randomized study evaluating daily bathing with chlorhexidine support the results of previous single-center trials suggesting that bathing with chlorhexidine reduces the transmission of resistant organisms and the risk of hospital-acquired bloodstream infections among patients in ICUs and bone marrow transplantation units.14-16,19,20 Furthermore, the participation of facilities from different geographic regions in the United States works with the generalizability of these results to other academic medical centers.McKinnell, MD, Harbor UCLA INFIRMARY Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed, MD, PhD, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health Ebbing Lautenbach, MD, MPH, MSCE, University of Pennsylvania Michael D. Murray, PharmD, MPH, FISPE, Purdue University College of Pharmacy and Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Effectiveness Research Shailja Dixit, MD, MS, MPH, Actavis Stan Kachnowski, Prof.. ACEP urges increased crisis medicine representation on National Commission on Disasters and Kids The American University of Emergency Physicians today expressed concerns about a new report sent to the White Home and Congress by the National Commission on Kids and Disasters. The organization urged the Commission to include more representation from emergency physicians, the group of physicians considered professionals in disaster preparedness, and crisis nurses who look after these victims.