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Chlorhexidine vs Povidone Iodine in Alcoholic Solutions for Prevention of Central Venous Catheter Infection

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00259350
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 29, 2005
Last Update Posted : January 27, 2009
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Poitiers University Hospital

Brief Summary:

The best antiseptic solution for cateheter care remains unknown.High concentration in aquous solution or low concentration in alcoholic solution of chlorhexidine actbetter than povidone iodine in aquous solutions. No study has compare alcoholic formulations of low concentration of chlorhexidine and povidone iodine for skin disinfection prior to insertion of central venous catheters.

To compare the incidence of central venous catheter colonization after skin disinfection with either an alcoholic solution of povidone iodine or a combination of 0.5% chlorhexidine, 0.025% Benzalkonium and 4% benzylic alcohol.

To compare the incidence of catheter related bacteremia in the to study groups. To compare the local and general tolerance of the two antiseptic formulations

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
ICU Patients Requiring a Central Venous Access Drug: Skin disinfection Phase 4

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 520 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Prevention of Central Venous Catheter Infections : Comparison of the Efficacy of Skin Disinfection With 5% Povidone Iodine in Alcoholic Solution Versus 0.25% Chlorhexidine, 0.025 Benzalkonium and 4% Benzylic Alcohol
Study Start Date : May 2004
Study Completion Date : April 2006

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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevention of catheter colonization

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Prevention of catheter related bacteremia
  2. Prevention of a positive culture of the catheter whaterver the threshold
  3. Local and general tolerance

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients over 18 yeras of age
  • Requiring an internal jugular or sub-clavian central venous catheter for their care during at least 72 h
  • Informed consent signed up

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Bacteriemic infection not under control
  • extensive cutaneous infection
  • Women with childbearing potential

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00259350

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University hospital
Poitiers, Vienne, France, 86021
Sponsors and Collaborators
Poitiers University Hospital
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Study Chair: Olivier MIMOZ, MD, PhD University Hospital of Poitiers, france
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00259350    
Other Study ID Numbers: Anticath
First Posted: November 29, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 27, 2009
Last Verified: January 2009
Keywords provided by Poitiers University Hospital:
Central venous catheter
Skin disinfection
Nosocomial infection
Catheter infection
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