Combined topical povidone-iodine and systemic antibiotics in postappendicectomy wound sepsis.

@article{Lau1986CombinedTP,
  title={Combined topical povidone-iodine and systemic antibiotics in postappendicectomy wound sepsis.},
  author={W. Y. Lau and Sheung Tat Fan and Kin Wah Chu and William C. L. Yip and Kling W K Chong and Kevin S. K. Wong},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={1986},
  volume={73 12},
  pages={958-60}
}
Three hundred and fifteen patients with appendicitis were randomized into two groups. One group received pre-operative systemic gentamicin and metronidazole while the other group received 1 per cent topical povidone-iodine solution in addition to the antibiotics. For early appendicitis including normal and acutely inflamed appendices, only one dose of antibiotics was used. The postoperative wound sepsis was very low in both groups of patients and there was no statistical difference between them… CONTINUE READING

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