Study of Bathing With Chlorhexidine Impregnated Cloths on Nosocomial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

This study has been completed.
Sage Products, Inc.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Trish Perl, Johns Hopkins University Identifier:
First received: October 24, 2007
Last updated: July 25, 2013
Last verified: July 2013

The investigators propose to conduct a large clinical study to determine if daily bathing with chlorhexidine impregnated cloths will reduce the incidence of healthcare-associated infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).

Condition Intervention Phase
Nosocomial Infections
Drug: 2% Chlorhexidine gluconate cloth
Phase 2
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Impact of Daily Bathing With Chlorhexidine Impregnated Cloths on Nosocomial Infections in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

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Further study details as provided by Johns Hopkins University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Bacteremia [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Acquisition of MDRO [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • CLA-BSI [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 5659
Study Start Date: February 2008
Study Completion Date: June 2012
Primary Completion Date: December 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: 1
Daily bathing with 2% chlorhexidine gluconate
Drug: 2% Chlorhexidine gluconate cloth
Daily bathing
No Intervention: 2
Standard bathing with soap and water basin or disposable cloth


Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Months to 25 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients in pediatric intensive care unit

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with a history of an allergic reaction to chlorhexidine
  • Patients less than 2 months of age
  • Patients with severe skin disease or burn
  • Patients with an indwelling epidural catheter or lumbar drain
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00549393

United States, District of Columbia
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20010
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
United States, Missouri
Saint Louis Children's Hospital
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Pennsylvania
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
United States, Washington
Seattle Children's Hospital
Seattle, Washington, United States, 98105
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Sage Products, Inc.
Principal Investigator: Trish M Perl, MD MSc Johns Hopkins University
Study Chair: Aaron Milstone, MD MHS Johns Hopkins University
  More Information

Responsible Party: Trish Perl, Health System Epidemologist, Johns Hopkins University Identifier: NCT00549393     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00006799
Study First Received: October 24, 2007
Last Updated: July 25, 2013
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by Johns Hopkins University:
intensive care unit

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Cross Infection
Chlorhexidine gluconate
Anti-Infective Agents
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Dermatologic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses processed this record on August 31, 2015