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Disinfection and colonisation

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The project has the aim to measure the time to recolonisation of the skin after disinfection with chlorhexidine solution in ethanol as well as in a RCT study of 220 patients undergoing implantation of pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillator or cardiac resynchronization therapy under local anesthesia   compare warm versus cold skin disinfection with clorhexidine solution on bacterial growth as well as skin temperatures and patients experiences of the disinfection. A power calculation based noninferority design has taken into consideration based on the results from a pilot study in 10 healthy volunteers with the same aim.

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  • Capio Research Foundation
  • Swedish Fund Nyckelfonden
  • Region Örebro County