chlorhexidine :

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  • n  a long-lasting liquid antiseptic; used by surgeons to wash their hands before performing surgery
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  • Massive study yields answers on MRSA prevention
    Bathing all intensive care unit patients with chlorhexidine soap and applying the antibiotic ointment mupirocin is a much more effective way of preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections than the typical practice of screening patients for MRSA and then taking infection-control measures, said a cluster-randomized trial of nearly 75,000 patients at 75 ICUs across the country.
    June 10, 2013 - American Medical Association

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