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dc.contributor.authorBoots, Roberten_US
dc.contributor.authorCoyer, Fionaen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoroloff, Natashaen_US
dc.contributor.authorLipman, Jeffen_US
dc.contributor.authorRickard, Claireen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Peteren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-04T21:37:32Z
dc.date.available2017-04-04T21:37:32Z
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.date.modified2009-11-24T05:21:31Z
dc.identifier.issn03424642en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00134-004-2203-yen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/26821
dc.description.abstractObjective To compare the efficacy of two forms of eye care (hypromellose and Lacri-Lube combination vs polyethylene/Cling wrap covers) for intensive care patients. Design Randomised-controlled trial. Setting University affiliated, tertiary referral hospital. Patients and participants One hundred ten patients with a reduced or absent blink reflex were followed through until they regained consciousness, were discharged from the facility during study enrolment, died or developed a positive corneal ulcer or eye infection. Interventions All patients received standard eye cleansing every 2 h. In addition to this, group one (n=60) received a treatment combining hypromellose drops and Lacri-Lube (HL) to each eye every 2 h. Group two (n=50) had polyethylene covers only placed over the eye to create a moisture chamber. Measurements and results Corneal ulceration was determined using corneal fluorescein stains and mobile slit lamp evaluation, performed daily. No patients had corneal ulceration in the polyethylene cover group, but 4 patients had corneal ulceration in the HL group. Conclusions Polyethylene covers are as effective as HL in reducing the incidence of corneal damage in intensive care patients.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1122en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto1126en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue6en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntensive Care Medicineen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume30en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321009en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode321103en_US
dc.titleA randomised controlled study of the efficacy of hypromellose and Lacri-Lube combination versus polyethylene/Cling wrap to prevent corneal epithelial breakdown in the semiconscious intensive care patienten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2004
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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