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Dr Rhodes' letter is an attempt to help in the problem of catheter-induced infections. The study I cited by Dr Arthur Evans and associates from the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, Division of Urology, was carefully controlled and seemed a worthwhile alternative to the ineffective catheter irrigations and continuous or intermittent attempts at sterilization of the urethral meatus. The study from Dr Rhodes' own hospital perhaps should be extended and more rigidly controlled if he is to refute the previously cited seemingly well-controlled study by Evans et al.
Persky L. Reduction of Catheter-Induced Infections-Reply. JAMA. 1982;248(7):831. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330070018018
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