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Table 1 Summary of study characteristics of the five trials on daily CHG bathing of ICU patients

From: Evidence for the effectiveness of chlorhexidine bathing and health care-associated infections among adult intensive care patients: a trial sequential meta-analysis

First author (year) Characteristic Description
Bleasdale, 2007 [27] Duration 12 months
Country, ICU setting USA, medical ICU
CHG bathing method Impregnated Cloths
Outcome(s) BSI, VAP and c-diff
Study design Randomised cross-over
Climo, 2013 [6] Duration 12 months
Country, ICU setting USA, nine ICUs, medical, surgical, cardiac and bone morrow transplant
CHG bathing method Impregnated Cloths
Outcome(s) BSI, CLABSI, CAUIT and VAP
Study design Randomised cross-over
Noto, 2015 [21] Duration 12 months
Country, ICU setting USA Five ICUs
CHG bathing method Impregnated Cloths
Outcome(s) CLABSI, CAUTI, VAP, and C-diff
Study design Randomised cross-over
Boonyasiri, 2016 [28] Duration 24 months
Country, ICU setting Thailand, four ICUs, medical
CHG bathing method Impregnated Cloths
Outcome(s) CLABSI, VAP, and CAUTI
Study design Individual Randomised-Controlled
Swan, 2016 [29] Duration 12 months
Country, ICU setting USA one surgical ICU
CHG bathing method Water and diluted CHG
Outcome(s) BSI, CLABSI, CAUTI, and VAP
Study design Individual Randomised-Controlled