• Garlic abolishes risk for intravenous catheter infections in the intensive care unit

    Posted August 17, 2017: by Bill Sardi

    Hospital acquired (nosocomial) infections are common, particularly in the intensive care unit. Researchers gave a 400-milligram garlic pill to 47 patients and a placebo pill to 47 patients admitted to the ICU. Venous catheters were cultured to determine infection at the venous entry site and urine samples were taken. Here are the results of that study.

    Garlic Placebo
    Number of subjects 47 47
    Infected venous catheter tip culture result 0 5
    Infected urine culture 2 (5.7%) 6 ((12.3%)

    Source: Electronic Physician April 25, 2017

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