Does polyhexanide solution reduce PD exit site infections?

In a 12-month trial of 46 people on PD, 20% of those in Group A (randomized to standard exit site care with saline and povidone iodine) had an exit site infection. Just 6.7% of Group B (randomized to polyhexanide solution) did (p=0.037), and there were no side effects or allergies. The authors suggest use of polyhexanide for the care of healthy PD exit sites.

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