Consider The Evidence: Med/Peds Journal Roundup

February 23, 2006

bathtime fun and killing VRE, CRP for HTN?

Archives 2/13 – Why didnt anyone think of this earlier? Apparently a study by Vernon, et al. cleaning ICU patients with Chlorhexidine cloths effectively lowers patient colonization and contamination of healthcare workers’ hands and hospital surfaces. The intervention does a much better job than soap and water, or cloths alone. Anything to keep me from having to wear those stupid isolation gowns….

In another article – apparently you cant use CRP to measure risk all things cardiovascular. Unlike in older adults, CRP is not associated with risk of incident hypertension in young adults when adjusted for BMI – not suprising considering the two are probably strongly related….

Michael O. Vernon; Mary K. Hayden; William E. Trick; Robert A. Hayes; Donald W. Blom; Robert A. Weinstein; for the Chicago Antimicrobial Resistance Project (CARP)
Chlorhexidine Gluconate to Cleanse Patients in a Medical Intensive Care Unit: The Effectiveness of Source Control to Reduce the Bioburden of Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci
Arch Intern Med 2006 166: 306-312

Susan G. Lakoski; David M. Herrington; David M. Siscovick; Stephen B. Hulley
C-Reactive Protein Concentration and Incident Hypertension in Young Adults: The CARDIA Study
Arch Intern Med 2006 166: 345-349


1 Comment »

  1. Who really now is engaged in the control of health? To mine it neglected the large pharmaceutical companies and the medical centers. There should be a centralized management WBR LeoP

    Comment by World Health — January 28, 2007 @ 7:08 pm

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