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Am J Infect Control. 2015 Apr 1;43(4):380-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2014.12.007. Epub 2015 Feb 7.

Efficacy of a novel skin antiseptic against carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae.

Author information

1
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Clinical and Translational Research Support Unit, Healthcare Epidemiology Program, Louisville, KY. Electronic address: tim.wiemken@louisville.edu.
2
University of Louisville School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Clinical and Translational Research Support Unit, Healthcare Epidemiology Program, Louisville, KY.

Abstract

Infections caused by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) are increasing on a global scale. Because of the need for CRE transmission prevention and control, we sought to evaluate the efficacy of a silver-based skin antiseptic against these organisms. Using a human skin analog, a third party laboratory conducted efficacy testing. The results suggest that this product provides antimicrobial activity against CRE on human skin. Because of the unique properties, this antiseptic may be useful for daily bathing of hospitalized patients to assist in the control of CRE.

KEYWORDS:

Carbapenemase; Colloidal silver; Daily bathing; Skin antisepsis

PMID:
25660077
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2014.12.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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