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Double-swab 5% versus single-swab 10% iodophor for reducing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus with routine chlorhexidine bathing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  26 August 2021

Lauren T. Heim*
Affiliation:
Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, California Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Loren G. Miller
Affiliation:
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
Raveena D. Singh
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
James A. McKinnell
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Clinical Outcomes Research (ID-CORE), Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California Expert Stewardship, Newport Beach, California
Tabitha D. Catuna
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Marlene Estevez
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Kaye D. Evans
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Tom K. Tjoa
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Gabrielle M. Gussin
Affiliation:
Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Shaun D. Dahl
Affiliation:
Alamitos Belmont Rehabilitation Hospital, Alamitos, California
Linda Budy
Affiliation:
Coventry Court Health Center, Anaheim, California
Ellena M. Peterson
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
Susan S. Huang
Affiliation:
Health Policy Research Institute, University of California, Irvine, California Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, California
*
Author for correspondence: Lauren T. Heim, E-mail: heiml@uci.edu

Abstract

In a prospective cohort study, we compared a 2-swabs-per-nostril 5% iodophor regimen with a 1-swab-per-nostril 10% iodophor regimen on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus carriage in nursing-home residents. Compared with baseline, both single-swab and double-swab regimens resulted in an identical 40% reduction in nasal carriage and 60% reduction in any carriage, skin or nasal.

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© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America

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