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Effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Care on Hospital Mortality

Effects of Chlorhexidine Gluconate Oral Care on Hospital Mortality

Chlorhexidine oral care is widely used in critically and non-critically ill hospitalized patients to maintain oral health. We investigated the effect of chlorhexidine oral care on mortality in a general hospitalized population. These data argue against the indiscriminate widespread use of chlorhexidine oral care in hospitalized patients, in the absence of proven benefit in specific populations.

CriticalCare.news
June 12, 2018