Published Online: January 20, 2015. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.18400.
Study concept and design: Noto, Domenico, Rice, Bernard, Wheeler.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Noto, Domenico, Byrne, Talbot, Rice, Wheeler.
Drafting of the manuscript: Noto, Domenico, Byrne, Rice.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Noto, Domenico, Byrne, Talbot, Rice, Bernard, Wheeler.
Statistical analysis: Domenico, Byrne, Rice.
Obtained funding: Noto.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Noto, Rice, Wheeler.
Study supervision: Byrne, Rice, Bernard, Wheeler.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. Dr Talbot reported that his spouse has received research funding from SanofiPasteur, Gilead, and MedImmune and serves on the advisory board for Teva Pharmaceuticals. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: Research reported in this publication was supported by grants UL1 TR000445 and 2T32HL087738-06 from the National Institutes of Health and through the Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. The chlorhexidine impregnated and nonantimicrobial cloths were purchased from Sage Products.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication. Sage Products had no input into study design, implementation, or data analysis.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.
Additional Contributions: We thank the following persons at Vanderbilt University for their assistance, none of whom received compensation for their role in this study: Amber Goldston, BS; JeNelle Rivers, Addison May, MD; Chad Wagner, MD; Joseph Fredi, MD; John Barwise, MB, ChB; Oscar Guillamondegui, MD; Marcella Woods, PhD; Lixin Chen, MS; Li Wang, MS; John Newman, MD, and C. Buddy Creech, MD, as well as the Vanderbilt University Department of Infection Prevention.