Use of 2% 2-phenoxyethanol and 0.1% octenidine as antiseptic in premature newborn infants of 23-26 weeks gestation

  • Bührer C
  • Bahr S
  • Siebert J
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Abstract

In preterm newborn infants, topical iodine-containing antiseptics disturb thyroid hormone regulation while alcohol-based disinfectants may cause local burns. We therefore investigated the use of an aqueous solution containing 0.1% octenidine and 2% 2-phenoxyethanol for skin disinfection during the first seven days of life in premature newborns with a gestational age

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  • Octenidine
  • Preterm human infant
  • phenoxyethanol

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Authors

  • Christoph Bührer

  • S. Bahr

  • J. Siebert

  • R. Wettstein

  • C. Geffers

  • M. Obladen

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