chlorhexidine-alcohol scrub

February 8, 2010 at 2:54 am | Posted in health | Leave a comment

In an article in The New England Journal of Medicine, the efficacy of preoperative cleansing with chlorhexidine-alcohol was compared with cleansing with povidone-iodine. Adults undergoing clean-contaminated surgery in 6 hospitals were randomly assigned to preoperative skin preparation with either chlorhexidine-alcohol scrub or povidone–iodine scrub and paint. The overall surgical–site infection rate was significantly lower in the chlorhexidine –alcohol group (9.5%) when compared with the povidone-iodine group (16.1%). NEJM 7 Jan 2010; Vol. 362(1): 18-26


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