Aerosolized spread of bacteria and reduction of bacterial wound contamination with three different methods of surgical wound debridement: a pilot study.


BACKGROUND Debridement is essential in wound treatment to remove necrotic tissue and wound bacteria, but may lead to the transmission of bacteria by aerosolization. AIM To investigate bacterial transmission and wound bacterial reduction induced by debridement using a cold steel curette, plasma-mediated bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation(®)) or… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhin.2013.05.011


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