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Table 1 Characteristics of the randomized trials included in the meta-analysis

From: Effect of oral decontamination with chlorhexidine on the incidence of nosocomial pneumonia: a meta-analysis

Reference Year Type Number of patients Intervention
[9] 1996 Heart surgery 353 0.12% CHX oral rinse BID
[10] 2000 ICU 60 0.2% CHX gel TID
[12] 2002 Heart surgery 561 0.12% CHX oral rinse BID
[11] 2005 ICU 228 0.2% CHX gel TID
  1. BID, twice a day; CHX, chlorhexidine; ICU, intensive care unit; TID, three times a day.