Patient nose swabs, body washes reduce infections

01/7/2010 | Reuters

Researchers in the Netherlands said the risk of hospital-acquired infection was reduced almost 60% by swabbing patients' noses for bacteria and treating positive cases with an antibiotic nasal gel and a full body wash. A second study found using a chlorhexidine-alcohol combination to clean patients before surgery resulted in 41% fewer infections than using povidone and iodine.

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