• alcohol
  • The U.S. researchers randomly assigned 849 surgical patients, scheduled for clean-contaminated surgery in six hospitals, to have either a chlorhexidine/alcohol scrub or a scrub and paint with povidone-iodine, according to Rabih Darouiche, MD, of Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and colleagues. (medpagetoday.com)
  • If the study is eventually translated into national guidelines," she said, "the impact would be huge," although she added that chlorhexidine/alcohol is not suitable for all types of surgery. (medpagetoday.com)
  • Chlorhexidine may come mixed in alcohol, water, or surfactant solution. (wikipedia.org)
  • salts
  • At physiologic pH, chlorhexidine salts dissociate and release the positively charged chlorhexidine cation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chlorhexidine is deactivated by forming insoluble salts with anionic compounds, including the anionic surfactants commonly used as detergents in toothpastes and mouthwashes, anionic thickeners such as carbomer, and anionic emulsifiers such as acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, among many others. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ingredients such as polyphosphate, zinc salts, and chlorhexidine have active properties to help prevent or reduce the formation of plaque and tartar. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • BUSINESS WIRE)-- Two leading makers of infection control technology for vascular access have united to form the Chlorhexidine Partners Network. (cnbc.com)
  • The network was formed to educate hospital-based infection control professionals about the infection prevention benefits of chlorhexidine, which is a broad-spectrum antiseptic, including chlorhexidine-related best practices for preventing infections. (cnbc.com)
  • Said Kathy Conner, the Vice President of Marketing for Arrow, "Our company has been at the forefront of infection protection since the early 1990s, when we introduced the ARROW CVC with ARROWg+ard ® technology, central venous catheters utilizing chlorhexidine. (cnbc.com)
  • The Chlorhexidine Partners Network debuted with a presentation by Keith Kaye, M.D., MPH, on the benefits of chlorhexidine, presented at the 2012 annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). (cnbc.com)
  • Overall, the researchers found, the rate of infection was 9.5% in the chlorhexidine group, compared with 16.1% in the povidone-iodine group. (medpagetoday.com)
  • teeth
  • Up to eight chlorhexidine implants are placed between your teeth and gums in places where the gum has a deep pocket. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine which stain teeth less than the classic solution have been developed, many of which contain chelated zinc. (wikipedia.org)
  • hospital-acquired i
  • We believe that the wider use of chlorhexidine will inevitably result in fewer hospital-acquired infections, which would have tremendous relevance for improved patient safety. (cnbc.com)
  • care
  • For example, oral care bundles including chlorhexidine to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and ventilator-associated events (VAEs). (cnbc.com)
  • reduce
  • When used to reduce plaque and gingivitis, thymol has been found to be more effective when used in combination with chlorhexidine than when used purely by itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • rate
  • But there was no difference when it came to organ-space infections, where the rate was 4.4% in the chlorhexidine group and 4.5% in the povidone/iodine group. (medpagetoday.com)
  • group
  • The time from admission to the onset of S. aureus infections was significantly shorter in the placebo group than in the mupirocin/chlorhexidine group, at P =0.005. (medpagetoday.com)